Congratulations to the Robbie, a half-breed kid just like Blue Saltwater, who found fame as the lead guitarist with a famous rock group called The Band. About the plight of aboriginal Canadians, Mr. Robertson said “it’s a work in progress” but at least something is happening unlike in the United States where Native Americans are simply dismissed. He also said that things are going in the right direction for aboriginal people but appealed for government to “please do it faster.” No can do Robbie! 

The plight of aboriginals will only diminish when the young people decide just like Robbie did, to put in the many hours of hard work  that is required to achieve the goals they desire. Respect cannot be given, fast or slow, but only earned the old fashioned way.