I'm all for providing funds to the less privileged, I am not however for allocating huge amounts of money to go towards providing infrastructure in remote areas which greatly elevate the costs. Why should I the tax payer be forced to feel bad about not giving them adequate funding when it's their choice to keep themselves in a region so remote that the cost of providing said utilities doubles or triples? When you cannot get running water or a roof over your head in the GTA or Vancouver something needs to be done. When you've put yourself in a position where others need to go beyond what is considered reasonable to provide those resources you've dug your own hole. Have native communities been shafted for years? Absolutely! Does that mean that we should go above and beyond what would be provided for other non-native communities solely so they can support their traditions? In my opinion, no.