Social Justice and Reconciliation
Canada has a shameful history of oppressing Indigenous peoples. The Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission provides an excellent overview of our true history and recommendations toward reconciliation. In some ways "racism" is so easy for people ("settlers" ) from the non-marginalized population of our society. It is past time for us to honor the Treaties that our ancestors co-signed! Macdonald, Dewdney and many others were people of "their time", yes, but their policies were informed by colonial, racist values..... which are beyond unacceptable today. I am excited about removing from our central gathering places and street and park names the memory of such men's legacies. Put "old John" in the Human Rights museum in Winnipeg, with a full explanation of his "legacy".