A family in the First Nations community of Pikangikum, Ontario, from the CBC documentary 8th Fire. (Coleen Rajotte/CBC)

Thousands of aboriginal Canadians still live in uninsulated shacks without plumbing or electrical power.  According to First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo, it may be attributable to them being “out of sight, out of mind.”  Whatever the reason we new arrivals treat our first peoples this way, it is unacceptable.