The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Image Courtesy: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press IF raising the flag before and after Remembrance Day is what has been decided… THEN the Canadian government must do more than what they are doing to reconcile with Indigenous peoples… BECAUSE what they say and what they do is not overlapping. Ottawa recently challenged a court decision toContinue reading “The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same”

Apologize, But Mean It Pt. 2

Image Courtesy: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press IF the Pope decides not to apologize during his upcoming visit to Canada… THEN it will be a break in character… BECAUSE he has apologized to Indigenous peoples in the U.S.A and Bolivia. Then again, when an estimated 200 unmarked graves were found near the former Kamloops Indian ResidentialContinue reading “Apologize, But Mean It Pt. 2”

Apologize, But Mean It

Image Courtesy: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press IF members of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation were worried that Justin Trudeau won’t listen… THEN don’t bother… BECAUSE he didn’t seem to. Yes, he righted a wrong by visiting the First Nation he snubbed in favour of a vacation on the first Truth and Reconciliation day, but accordingContinue reading “Apologize, But Mean It”

Forced To Think About Atrocities

Image Courtesy: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press IF you want to take a vacation… THEN don’t do it on a day that is earmarked for a cause that you are supposedly in favour of… BECAUSE it gives the wrong impression. Justin Trudeau holidaying in Tofino, B.C. on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation drewContinue reading “Forced To Think About Atrocities”

It May Not Be Much, But It’s A Start

Image Courtesy: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press IF the first Truth and Reconciliation Day inspires genuine change… THEN long may it continue… BECAUSE concrete change is long overdue. Indigenous Canadians are angry at having betrayed by governments, and although reaction from Indigenous Canadians has been mixed, it’s a start.

Profit At The Expense of Tragedy Is Not Profit

Image Courtesy: CityNews IF a company is profiting from previous wrongs by attempting to atone at the same time… THEN they are painting themselves in an even worse light… BECAUSE they are using tragedy brought on by their own hands to lazily jump on a bandwagon. Even though Hudson’s Bay Company said all profits towardsContinue reading “Profit At The Expense of Tragedy Is Not Profit”