If Indigenous Peoples who so far seem to have evolved and migrated from Afrika were not contacted by European’s who may have departed from the same area what might have happened?
Many languages, cultures and slight genetic differences have become extinct. Some has been the result of genocide, famine, flood and appropriation.
Thanks to many individuals of various ethnicities and genders we can only wonder what Hitler might have done had he encountered an indigenous person in Algonquin territory.
“Hallo, I’m building a road. Are you busy?”
As in Afrika peoples could have survived in Canada without modern influences.
We can be ashamed of any national attempt at cultural genocide but I can be thankful for my grandfather’s military service. I did not meet the man.
I do not know who owns the land we fight over and for.
I do not know an appropriate apology for survivors of the Residential School System.
I am slightly aware of the living conditions in Attawapiskat, Ontario.
Perhaps we could pay survivors enough to give them clean water.