political body that has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly. Likewise, when a nation weakens and its standard of living declines, it introduces the possibility of governmental collapse. The Fund for Peace characterizes a failed state as having the following characteristics:
Common characteristics of a failing state include a central government so weak or ineffective that it has little practical control over much of its territory and there is a non-provision of public services. When this happens widespread corruption and criminality, the intervention of non-state actors, the appearance of refugees and the involuntary movement of populations, and sharp economic decline can occur.'
- Loss of control of its territory, or of the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force therein
- Erosion of legitimate authority to make collective decisions
- Inability to provide public services
- Inability to interact with other states as a full member of the international community
If Attawapiskat is truly a nation, a state within a state, then it is a failed state. They have declared multiple states of emergency over housing, water, suicides and one or two other things. Clearly they cannot look after themselves.
This being the case perhaps it is time for the United Nations to become involved. The time has come to overthrow the Attawapiskat government. It is time for the U.N. to ensure fair and honest elections, the return of democracy and to see that this First Nation becomes a successful nation.
Of course the above is based upon the understanding that they truly are a nation rather than simply a village within Canada.
If Attawapiskat is simply a village then the solution is much simpler. Move to a place where your children will not be subjected to the horrors of the lives they now lead.
Take care, get real,
The Old Man