Why First Nations cling to their reserves
[calgaryherald.com] It’s wearying. Our nonnative neighbours can’t understand why the situation exists in the first place and why it continues in the second. The image of a Canada that allows people to live in such grievous states does not jibe with the idea of a cultural mosaic founded on equality from sea to sea to sea.Part of the answer lies in our national mythology. Schoolchildren are taught from their earliest venture into history that Canada was founded by the English and the French. Then they learn that Canada was discovered by non-native brave hearts navigating a vast and empty wilderness with the help of some nameless brown guys in canoes. Generations have learned the story of Canada this way.
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