Almost exactly a year ago, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation did a scathing expose of Chief Theresa Spence's incompetent leadership and dodgy dealings at Attawapiskat. Now that she has become an icon of the anti-Harper left, the CBC has suddenly become her biggest cheerleader.
Sun TV's Ezra Levant has brought to light more of the hypocrisy and shameful, self-serving goings-on by the Attawapiskat band leadership. And at the blog GenuineWitty, the curious and hypocritical nature of the band's investment portfolio is discussed.
All this seems to suggest that the "Idle No More" protests are based on an agenda driven less by serious concerns than by a media and a neo-Marxist political agenda. Levant has recently publicized racist aspects of Canada's Indian Act that prohibit individual property ownership and allow communal or authoritarian Native band leaders to impose rulings that would not hold up in any non-native court. These laws make First Nations reserves resemble communist dictatorships more than communities in a western democracy.
UPDATE: Jonathan Kay at the National Post summarizes what's wrong with the picture above