You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

Newcomers share shock of learning about Indigenous realities – Times Colonist

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202089 Views

January 22, 2020

As a newcomer to Canada in 2012, Victoria Coun. Sharmarke Dubow’s first impression of Indigenous people was coloured by other people’s stereotypes.

On his first day in the country, he saw a person begging on the street. It didn’t match the image he had of Canada as a country where people enjoy a high quality of life.

Orientation videos during his immigration process had shown bustling cities with tall buildings, new technology and a busy workforce.

When Dubow asked about the person on the street, his relative told him the person was “a poor Aboriginal.”

Dubow didn’t know about Indigenous people in Canada. Nothing in the orientation videos taught him about the country’s colonial history or the ways in which that past continues to shape the lives of Indigenous people.

Read More:

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More