I believe that the first people should have a say in policy-making and overall decisions that affect their communities. I envision a future where people are more accountable for their actions and inactions. People relieve responsibility off of themselves when it doesn’t directly affect them.
Speaking on distributional justice, imagining someone damaging my front-yard and essentially my home, I would do everything in my power to stop them. However, the current system has been put in place to give power to those only with money. This allowed factory owners to out-bid and overpower the native’s and own their land. Reaping all the benefits and leaving nothing left for the natives, this exclusion destroys centuries of cultural history and traditions.
Media rarely speaks on issues until it becomes mainstream, therefore, I personally feel very ignorant to the situations that are happening to indigenous communities in British Columbia. I am going to spread awareness to family and friends about the current systems that are put in place to exclude native communities. Additionally, I also believe that it should be mandatory for the first people to have a seat in politics.