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When Will Canada ‘Take A Knee’ For Indigenous Peoples? –

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201777 Views

As we rush to act in solidarity with our American neighbours, we must remember that Canada too must approach racial injustice with rigour and tenacity.

October 16, 2017

As political protests blaze across football fields and dominate headlines, American athlete’s intentions are palpable and fervent as they kneel in protest to social injustice — a course of action Canadians have failed to take.

A simple, silent gesture to protest a nation fraught with racial inequity has garnered solidarity amongst Canadian athletes — the Saskatchewan Roughriders linked arms on the sideline at the Mosaic Stadium, the Calgary Stampeders voiced support and others took to social media — yet no Canadian athlete was compelled to protest racial injustices within their own country, turning a blind eye to the Indigenous inequities that remain rooted in Canada’s colonial past and paternalistic Indian Act.

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