Opinion: In search of a way forward for Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples – Calgary Herald
Sep 17, 2021
This is shaping up to be an incredibly impactful month for Indigenous people in Canada — between the federal election on Sept. 20 and National Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept. 30, there is much at stake for Indigenous people.
Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples was fractured long before the Indian Act. The discovery of unmarked graves at former residential schools across the country — graves marking the final resting place of so many Indigenous children who never made it home from these institutions — amplifies this damaged history and highlights the need for structural change that can only be driven by Canada’s political leadership. We need to find a way to once and for all repair this relationship; we need to search and define a way forward.
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