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Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: Canadian-Aboriginal Culture
« Reply #150 on: June 07, 2021, 12:25:55 am »
It's more a matter of associating myself with my 1st Nations neighbours and recognizing their chiefs and and being thankful for welcoming me into their territory. I feel much more at home as a human being here than I do in Canada as a colonist.

Gorgeous Graham may be onto something with his suggestion that simply denouncing the government should morph into mutual denouncement for people who wish to opt out. Now that Canada's government has admitted it's genocide it will soon find itself being handed a bill for reconciliation the price of which may be so high on top of everything else that our taxes either go thru the roof or our services go in the toilet or both.  Soon you'll be demanding the Brits and the Pope pay their share too. 

I'll take my chances with the Nuu-Chah-Nulth.

Aboriginals and non-aboriginals all live in Canada now, nobody's going anywhere, so we need to learn how to share this land.  Non-aboriginals feeling self-hatred, shame, and guilt for the sins of their fathers and denouncing their country isn't in any way useful, nor is it useful for aboriginals to live their lives angry and resentful about what they once consider "theirs" being taken from them.  The past is done, it's over, we can only deal with what can be done in the present and future and move forward in the best way possible.

That doesn't mean turning a blind eye to past wrongs and not demanding accountability, it just means not being stuck in the negative emotions about the past and moving on with our lives.  This goes for anything in life and it's how I try to live after learning the hard way.  Anyone may have been wronged at some point in their life, and it's very painful, but at some point you have to let go of that anger because it will tear you apart.

There really needs to be truth and reconciliation in this country so we can all try and get over all this and really move forward together while making things right as best we can. Aboriginals will never get all their land back because others live there now, just need to find some kind of compromise that's reasonable where most people are satisfied.
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