After a deadly accident closed part of the Trans-Canada Highway west of Calgary, drivers who attempted to detour through a First Nation were told to pay $20 or turn back. A few member of Stoney Nakoda First Nation decided to hold up a sign and demand money of drivers. Some residents do not believe the toll was right but other including Tribal administrator Ken Christensen said there was nothing wrong with what they did. Christensen said that drivers using the road are a nuisance because they kick up dust, scare livestock and leave litter. The province said that the road belongs to the First Nation and it’s up to residents to decide who may use it.
Was it insensitive for them to ask for a toll considering one person was killed in the accident? Should First Nation Tribes be allowed to toll drivers?