Indigenous Activists See Canada’s 150th as ‘Celebration of Colonization’

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‘Canada is marking its 150th anniversary as a confederated country, but not everyone is celebrating. Indigenous activists have erected a teepee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, what they call a reoccupation. It’s one of many actions across Canada this weekend drawing attention to the colonization and abuse of first nations. Pamela Palmater is chair of indigenous governance at Ryerson University.’

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=19449

‘Anniversary marks British North America Act of 1867, but many people are rejecting the official celebrations and instead highlighting indigenous resilience.’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/27/canada-150th-anniversary-celebration-indigenous-groups

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