All right a quick rant. Among the few things that I find up here repeated. You can’t get hardly anything up here. For quite sometime I have been trying to get my Indian Status Card renewed. Making trips to the band office. The woman who works at the Band Administration Office told me that it would take weeks for come in. They said last month that they would get those forms in August. A bold face lie.
I am getting annoyed in playing this stupid game. For starters, I don’t have a printer, if I did, I would print out my own form via Canada Government Website. Second they don’t mail forms that I need. When I inquired about in getting those forms, when I phoned there last month.
Things are pricey as it is. Everything is shipped by plane and by seasonal barge of which is two months. Flights from Attawapiskat to Timmins is 1300.00, 2.15 for a litre of gasoline, 2.49 for a small candy bar, 5.95/6.95 for can of corned beef hash, 3.99 for a loaf of bread and so forth.
It would be nice if there was a highway from here to Hearst. The trip would be four to fives hours tops. Things would be a little cheaper, dynamics of this community would change greatly good and bad. But I don’t see a highway being built in my life time.