Whose Land is it Anyway?

I wish that more Canadians knew about the conditions and issues that Aboriginal Canadians face daily. There are still many misconceptions that exist today. And a very recent example getting some media attention is when Justin Bieber made that gaffe about being part Inuit and getting free gas. It’s this kind of ignorance that perpetuates stereotypes and assumptions.

The CBC has done a nice job with the documentary series called: 8th Fire. In the segment that I’ve linked here, Whose Land is it Anyway?, the film makers go on to tell a powerful story about land claims and the resulting poverty that still remains on Canada’s reserves.

I wrote about Shannen’s Dream before, and the documentary touches upon her legacy. Canadian children regardless of their race and culture should not have to beg for a school. It’s a disgrace.


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