A Step In the Right Direction
To everyone complaining about the statue’s removal: did you even notice or care about this statue before? Or do you just suddenly care now? Most life-long residents of Regina I know, like myself, have never paid much attention to the statue. Taking it down harms no one, but leaving it up means we view him as a celebratory figure, which is deeply harmful to our Indigenous community. Taking it down is a step in the right direction to healing the racism and inequality in this country. If you really care about history, then you should care about teaching people the full history—and that includes racism and genocide perpetrated by this man. He’ll always be in our history books; he doesn’t need to be in our parks.
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