I so hope you had a wonderful Indigenous Peoples’ Day yesterday!
In “America” there is a movement to replace the systemically racist Columbus Day. It’s spreading briskly; soon it may reach the 100th Monkey and spread across Turtle Island.
In Canada, we had Thanksgiving Day, for all the cornucopia reasons you can think of.
But as thinking citizens and all around justice-seeking individuals, we all have a role to play in leading our leaders into the pristine pastures of a richer community with greater reconciliation and cultural peace.
And please, let’s not let “America” beat us to the closer-to-utopia place of eradicating systemic racism. Let’s put on our toques, re-tape our hockey sticks and fix Thanksgiving.
And while we’re at it, let’s help Edmonton change their football Eskimos name. Here are some simple tactics to get that done!
And on the way, check out all the “American” places that are ahead of most of “Canada” with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
— TsleilWaututh Nation (@tsleilwaututh) October 10, 2016