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Genocide, Racism and Canada Day: An Algonquin-Anishinaabekwe love letter

You are on Indian land. By Lynn Gehl Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe Living in Canada as I do, I encounter proud Canadians all the time, more so around the time of Canada Day celebrations.  The commonly held view put forward by these proud Canadians is that Canada is the country where they were…
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Acknowledging on Whose Land We Live

GROUP URGES LOCAL TOWNSHIPS TO ACKNOWLEDGE INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS By Matthew Behrens An hour south of Ottawa, the picturesque heritage town of Perth – voted Ontario’s prettiest community by TVO viewers – is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, as are surrounding townships Tay Valley, Drummond/North Elmsley and Beckwith. But…
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The Heartbreak of Algonquin Genocide

By Dr. Lynn Gehl, Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe In the process of building Canada, the British imposed different languages (French and English), religions (Catholic and Protestant), and legal systems (French Civil Law and British Common Law) on the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation and consequently divided us into two entities. While what is Canada today…
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