Author Topic: Canadian-Aboriginal Culture  (Read 7481 times)

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Offline MH

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Re: Canadian-Aboriginal Culture
« Reply #60 on: June 02, 2021, 04:53:07 am »
today, under the guise of 'learning from the residential school tragedy', Alberta Premier Jason Kenney came out against so-called cancel culture. Responses seem to fall into the collective groupings; either as insensitive, dismissive, divisive, misinformed, etc., OR as politically astute, bold, accurate, needed to be said, etc..

given some of the immediate and developing backlash, will Kenney double-down or opt for a weasely-like backpedal? Whether one agrees with Kenney's view/statements, with his long scripted response, Kenney was obviously responding to a set-up "softball question" - perhaps the epitome of politicizing the immediate tragedy of the mass grave discovery within the broader residential schools concern!

Isn't taking the statues down an acknowledgement of history?  Isn't it the result of collective discussion and an agreement not to commemorate that part of our past that still burdens us?

I would call this terrible timing and inappropriate, but I am not the target of such things.