I think Canada is the best place on earth. The weather may not be the greatest all year round and people not be as polite as we are thought to be. I love Canada because we are a diverse country with many cultures that have come together. I do consider myself Aboriginal but I also have a European background. I think many Aborigibal people don’t like to admit they have European in their background and many people that consider themselves non-Aboriginal have Aboriginal in their background. I love to celebrate Canada day because I am proud to be Canadian. There is a buzz in the air of some people not wanting to celebrate Canada day because they see it as celebrating colonization.
The media likes to put things into pop culture – the media or “news” loves creating ideas for people to follow. I love my modern conveniences – I am glad for the progress Canada has made over the past 150 years. I am glad that my ancestors – Aboriginal & non- Aboriginal came together to form Canada. Yes, Aboriginal people were shafted in many regards but we are strong people. I think Aboriginal people would agree that they like their electronics, they like their clothes, etc – we are no different than any other people in Canada. My point is, we are Canada – the people make up the country – we are what makes Canada great. Honour our past & fight for change but don’t live in the past.