Originally Posted by aquadog
Picture Justin Trudeau in this situation...no, let's not.
If he's anything like his old man I'd be all for it. PET was all set to abolish the Indian Act back in the 70's and let them loose in Canadian society with no other subsidies than what was agreed to under signed treaties. He got talked out of it as being a politically unsavoury option.
They have treaty rights, no doubt, but the majority of the money and funding they get from the Feds isn't related to treaty rights.