October 20, 2022
Natalie Preddie | Washington Post
Growing up in Toronto, my knowledge of Indigenous communities was limited to a few days of history class. In textbooks, the descriptions of the past were suspect, haloed with a now-familiar “White savior” rhetoric.
Canada’s Indigenous people have been attempting to reclaim their culture from the church and government for almost two centuries. The atrocities they faced range from Europeans usurping land to the forced removal of children from their homes to abusive residential schools.