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As we prepare for the party of the century (and a half), we must remember that not everyone who calls this land home feels that this is a milestone worth celebrating.

For many indigenous people, this anniversary overlooks their much longer relationship to the land. For others, it represents a celebration of the same colonization process that caused their ancestors unspeakable pain and which continues to impact them today.

In light of this, this Canada day, I will be thinking about what it means to be Canadian – the good, the bad and the ugly. I will reflect with sadness on the damage that the last 150 years has done to Canada’s indigenous communities and hope for what the next 150 years may bring.

Finally, I will reflect on the words of Justice Murray Sinclair:

“Reconciliation is not an aboriginal problem — it is a Canadian problem. It involves all of us.”

 



About the Author: Toronto Employment Lawyer Megan Forward develops and delivers training sessions for her clients and conducts investigations and workplace assessments to help employers resolve issues related to harassment, poisoned workplace environments and bullying.