You elected the governement so that you did not have to decide on every $ that is spent. This is called delegation. So, in fact, you DID get the right to vote, and you did: when you voted. This is why you have political programs, so that you know what you vote for.
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The Bureau of Aboriginal & Northern Affairs 2012 budget was roughly 700 million over three years. That will probably be reduced by eighty or so million, due to budget cuts.The Northern affairs bit includes a great deal more than aboriginals, btw. A far cry from 10 billion a year - and a huge junk of that gets siphoned off by the endless parade of (non-native) consultants and studies & recommendations that are rarely if ever get implemented. A fraction of the funding allocated ever makes it into the hands of aboriginals.
Have you brought this up with your elected officials, instead of just asking on a website like ask.com? It would be interesting to see how they react to your indifference to the plight of those people the Europeans nearly wiped out upon their appearance. Are there other things you are hateful and spiteful towards that we could weigh in on?
I find it humorous that you post this on a primary American site. We also supply funds to our Native Americans. We owe it to them. We took their land and resources, virtually tried to extinguish them. I believe it was the same in Canada as well. All of the promises by our government to give them back their lands and to occupy territories in peace were lies. We gave them blankets laced with small pox in an effort to wipe them out. Little Big Horn? The was our "brave" general Custer killing an entire village of the elderly, women, and children to prove his manhood.
Our Native Americans are sovereign nations, but they have been relegated to land that cannot be self sufficient....and that was pretty much the government's plan all along.
You do not like Noveltman's answer (you stated it was a poor answer), but your statement "but not on the 10 billion we throw away on aboriginals per year?" is extremely hateful sounding. Have you thought that maybe the money being thrown on the infrastructure is just to help the white man to extend his further raping of the land? You can twist anything you want to make it turn toward your thinking.