Carrie Saxifrage ventures seven kilometres down a logging road to see the last remaining camp at Fairy Creek and witness the Bridge of Matriarchs, a structure where four women in their 70s have chained themselves.
Historical monuments serve to valorize the past, not preserve it, and so it hardly counts as historical revisionism to wish to change the name of a school, writes Andrew Kemle, a master's student in political science at the University of Calgary.
Canadians need to make sure they don't become hardened to news about unmarked graves at residential schools after what's believed to be another discovery of undocumented remains at a Vancouver Island site, an expert and former judge says.
The colonial mindset that claimed a God-given right to steal children, land and resources was the same logic that built an economy based on limitless extraction and consumption, creating the climate catastrophe, writes Avi Lewis, NDP candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country.
Canadians may think that reconciliation was born of altruism. That the government gifted reconciliation to survivors in an act of contrition. But that’s not true, writes columnist Karyn Pugliese, a.k.a. Pabàmàdiz.
For those willing to accept the truth about residential schools, Canada is not the country they thought they knew. But there is an opportunity to change it, writes columnist Karyn Pugliese, a.k.a. Pabàmàdiz.
Those who want Canadians to reflect on our shared past as it actually is, rather than some idealized or sanitized version, aren’t trying to “cancel” Canada Day, writes columnist Max Fawcett — they’re trying to infuse it with some actual meaning.