A Fading Culture
by Claudia on September 18, 2017 - 8:44am
In a conference with BBC News, June 29 2017, Jocelyn Wabano-lahtail communicates her preoccupations about indigenous persons in Canada. Being myself originally from Peru, I can very much understand her struggles. In the past multiples indigenous groups were assimilated or even killed. In my country when Spanish people came, they killed a lot of men and raped the women that is why now Latinos are not very considered indigenous, because we are pretty much a mix now. In Canada, it was different they were put in reserves and know we can see that the majority of indigenous living there have an awful life, a lot of indigenous women get raped and youth gets into alcohol and drugs. Being excluded from community is hard, but they do it to preserve their identity, their culture and to always remember their first origins.
In the article Trudeau expresses how he realizes that Canada failed it’s first nation and is very impatient to the day they will reunited and be able of reconciliation. For now, all we have to do is wish that indigenous people of Canada won’t lose their identity as the years go back like the majority of indigenous in all over the world.