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Offline Dia

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Re: Canadian-Aboriginal Culture
« Reply #180 on: June 08, 2021, 04:01:55 pm »
Nope, it's bang on.

In one breath you say"justice should be served" and in the next you say "we need to learn to live together" and get into tone-policing protests, which displays a stunning lack of awareness of how the former drives the latter while also being an incredibly privileged take from someone with no skin in the game.

I don't think the two are mutually exclusive.  A meme I saw yesterday, posted by a relative who is First Nations said "The fact that indigenuous people seek recognition and not revenge should tell you exactly which culture is the 'civilized' one".  Simplistic (as most memes are), but I think it does make the point that serving justice and getting along are simultaneously possible.

I don't agree 100% with GG all the time, but I think overall he presents a balanced view of the issue.  As a country, Canada does have some work to properly amend our past with First Nations, and that we do need to move on - together.   That is the message I most often hear from First Nations (though no doubt some would choose revenge over recognition) - they don't hold us, as in this generation, "responsible" for what our forebears did.  But we, in this generation, must acknowledge what happened in the past, learn and understand how it has impacted First Nations over generations, and do what we can to mitigate that damage in the present.

Edited to add:  I understand why the statue was torn down, though I don't agree with it; still, people will be people and emotions run high.  Its unfortunate that those who lack understanding will use that to dismiss the protests/protesters.  Any removal of these kinds of symbols should be done after calm discussion with all stakeholders, and not in the heat of a demonstration.
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