RE: They chose to live there thread
I actually thought about my comments last night...I came back to clarify things and the thread was closed.
My comments were in fact about native villages/culture only...which I will stand firm on. However, I'm afraid that I used too broad of a brush, and unintentionally sounded like I was including all folks that live in rural areas and all native people. In fact I know some fine folks in both camps. I can speak about what I've seen...and I haven't seen or experienced non-native subsistence. The things I listed were strictly native villages where they're on the government dole living for free AND getting special privledges AND whine about not having more AND abuse their privledges.
So, if you're self-sufficient (i.e., not getting free money), and subsisting on your own, my apologies and best regards. In fact, it must be tough watching one group of citizens getting everything for free, while you have to carve you're own way.
Regarding me doing anything about some of the things I've seen...I did go to the Fed F&W. They too know whats going on, but they even had orders from their HQ not to enforce anything unless it was major, such as Pt Hope caribou, and only after they got permission from HQ.