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Colonization is a ‘book,’ not a ‘chapter’ in Indigenous history, says Nunavut MP – Nunatsiaq News

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Jun 7, 2021

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The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation’s discovery of the remains of 215 children in a mass grave at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., should not be regarded as a closed chapter in Canadian history, says Nunavut member of Parliament Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, but an ongoing reality for Indigenous people.

“Colonization is not a dark chapter in Canadian history. It is a book that the federal institution continues to write,” Qaqqaq said in the House of Commons June 3.

The NDP politician was responding to a May 28 tweet by Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that called the discovery a “painful reminder of that dark and shameful chapter of our country’s history.”

But Qaqqaq said, “We are tired of living in someone else’s story and refuse to continue to have it written for us.”

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