Part 2 to September 22, 2014 post: Pathetic and Dense; You HAVE To Be an Indian.
I’m not an authority on all things Indigenous. I am only an authority on being one. Despite my great-grandfather, Henry McCorrister, being an Indian signatory on Treaty 8, most of the information regarding our history with government oversight is new to me, as I expect it will be to most of you. What a shame this statement is.
I have questioned leaders on both sides of the ‘cultural divide’ to explain why many details of our histories, like the ones I’m passing on now, aren’t common knowledge by now, instead of common misconceptions. I haven’t received any replies yet, but trust that I will share those when I get them.
I’ve condensed a huge amount of myth debunking information here, which I sincerely hope you’ll find interesting, enlightening, and worthy of sharing.
If you’ve ever read general media stories on…
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