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Take it down now.

by Sofia Faga,
Historical figures like Sir John A. Macdonald should not be celebrated. This statue commemorates someone who was personally responsible for the genocide of thousands of Indigenous people. Take it down now. It is an offensive affront to the Indigenous survivors who are our neighbours (forced onto reserve and off their traditional territory by The Indian Act). He created the Indian Act which he stated was to force ‘Indian’ people to assimilate into settler culture and renounce their heritage and rights. It was the basis on which residential schools were instituted, stripped Indigenous women of their status rights, and continues to segregate Indigenous people from accessing basic human rights like health care and social suppots. He was also a documented anti-black racist. We can and should do WAY better than this statue.
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