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COLUMN: O Canada, our home on stolen land – Cranbrook Townsman

Jul 04, 2024

The debate over reconciliation flares as Katzie, Kwantlen and Semiahmoo First Nations ask for South Surrey land back

On Monday, I watched an enthusiastic crowd respectfully acknowledge Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell as he delivered greetings to the crowd at Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations.

Orange shirts were prominent amidst the sea of red, and visitors embraced the chance to explore the Indigenous Village area on-site.

Everywhere, I saw signs that Canadians of all backgrounds are ready and eager to acknowledge our First Nations and to embrace the spirit of truth and reconciliation.

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