This country has a history and we cannot just try and forget it. Taking down this statue is a statement but not what we are meant to think. As a native person I understand racism, but there are much more important things to work on. Let this statue stay where it is but let us understand more clearly what the first Prime Minister did. Good and bad. We are just letting an American social movement take over our country, letting them control our future.
The removal of this statue is not for Canadian Native people to feel empowered, I surely do not feel that way. This is part of an agenda across North America to strip away history. True healing means understanding where we came from to never go there again. Not to forget it so we go full circle and end up where we came from, which I believe this movement is trying to to.