Day 179 (of 180) National Aboriginal Day
Indigenization. It was a term one of my mentors shared with me. Her challenge: don’t just have “a” day looking at First Nations…..every day should be aboriginal day – because we are all part of the same (larger) community but…..
There are many reasons why the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission was formed and made ‘recommendations’ (that line up well with the process of reciprocity) so that what “Canada” has done in its 150 years of being a nation is not just the “good/nice parts version”.
There are tough themes that do not have simple answers or solutions but are part of #canada150:
Treatment of Metis
But better writers than I have commentaries and tough/challenging/uncomfortable shared to read:
Chris Wejr today:
Peter Wheeland fom last year: http://cultmontreal.com/2016/06/canada-day-first-nations/
And a variety of books to explore (beyond the Inconvenient Indian) include Fatty Legs, My name is Seepeetza, Indian Horse, As Long as the Rivers Flows, They called Me Number One , Not My Girl, I Am Not a Number.