According to Tara Williamson, a singer-songwriter and poet from Manitoba, one of the many problems inherent in Canada’s current effort to reconcile with Indigenous peoples is this: “We must be willing to reconcile, willing to hear apologies, willing to share our trauma with others, willing to heal and willing to forgive.”
The call for more female representation in Canada remains loud and clear as an online petition demanding that the Bank of Canada include women on Canadian banknotes opens 2015 with more than 52,800 signatures.
The government is rewriting Canadian history by poisoning the minds of new Canadians with an egregious misrepresentation of Louis Riel, the nineteenth-century leader of the Métis people and the founder of Manitoba province.
New Canadians are the target of the Harper government’s continuing efforts to militarize the Canadian society and glorify participation in foreign wars.
Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, who helped Canada/Great Britain defeat the Americans during the War of 1812, was not part of the official 2011 Canada Day celebrations.