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.

Comments

I think that you wrote a great article! I like how you explained the situation in Canada and in South America which are different. In Mexico, for example, they killed all the indigenous people and here, we put them in reserves to exclude them from our society. I can relate to this cause because it has always been an important value for my family. In fact, my mother worked as a doctor in the north of Quebec with the native people for a year and she understands and realizes how bad we have been towards them. Keep going!

I think that you wrote a great article! I like how you explained the situation in Canada and in South America which are different. In Mexico, for example, they killed all the indigenous people and here, we put them in reserves to exclude them from our society. I can relate to this cause because it has always been an important value for my family. In fact, my mother worked as a doctor in the north of Quebec with the native people for a year and she understands and realizes how bad we have been towards them. Keep going!

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I am 17 years old, I'm Peruvian and I speak english, spanish and french. I am very interested in politics, but what I would say represents me the most is my passion for international issues such as immigration reports and the fight for equal rights everywhere in the world.