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Indigenous peoples should embrace Canada 150

For anyone reading or watching the news, it’s no surprise that many within the indigenous community are expressing ambivalence or outright opposition to celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. The common refrain is “why should I celebrate 150 years of colonialism?”But, it’s critical to remember that Canada 150 is about celebrating the present and the future, not just the unfortunate past.However, there are many reasons why First Nations and other aboriginal peoples should celebrate this Canada Day.Of course, there’s no other group in Canada that has earned the right to be more ambivalent about their place within Canada. Status “Indians” were only

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