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Perspectives

Perspectives on Indigenous People and Settler Folk in Northern Ontario Compiled by Dr. A. Ernest Epp Professor Emeritus of History Lakehead University and Chair of Christian Outreach and Social Action
Perspectives on Indigenous People and Settler Folk in Northern Ontario Compiled by Dr. A. Ernest Epp Professor Emeritus of History Lakehead University and Chair of Christian Outreach and Social Action

While Canadians generally are celebrating Canada 150, many Indigenous People are cool at best and often deeply critical of the celebration. After all, the nation created in 1867 subjected them to its imperial control and used various means to destroy the First Nations. The paper, “Perspectives on Indigenous People and Settler Folk in Northern Ontario,” recognizes this dark era between the many millennia of Indigenous life in the Western hemisphere and the recent Indigenous efforts to escape their colonial experience. The paper illuminates the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and focuses Ontario’s responses to its Calls to Action.

Happy Canada Day,
Ernie
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