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Column: 215 reasons (and counting) to move forward resolutely on Indigenous development – BOE Report

June 10, 2021

“Canadians need to understand; you can’t compare what happened to us towards other cultures & ethnic groups…What happened to those groups are tragic & should never be forgotten, but like all Canadians, we share those stories in grief. We share them to inform & educate the world on such tragedies… We do it, because it’s the right thing to do. We need to do the same for Indigenous people. I need to do this for my children. I need to do this for myself….Thank you for understanding. That’s all we are asking…Confronting the truth head on is how we move forward together… It’s taken us longer to overcome such harm, because for 150 yrs were told that being FN is terrible. We are a cultural people. When you strip that away, when you are told to be ashamed of yourself, ur own people, community & culture. You’ve strip away the very man I was suppose to be…”

– Chris Sankey, CoastTsimshian-Indigenous Canadian, on Twitter

Read More: https://boereport.com/2021/06/10/column-215-reasons-and-counting-to-move-forward-resolutely-on-indigenous-development/

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