A Two Spirit Perspective on Canada Day Celebrations

Written on 06/30/2021
Ella Lamoureux


Just some food for thought on Canada Day. I don’t feel it should be cancelled but I do feel Canada Day needs to be restructured. I haven’t celebrated Canada Day for many years and that is because I couldn’t celebrate knowing what Canadian history has done to my family. Done to all Indigenous families. I am especially not proud to be Canadian right now. I am proud of the resiliency of my peoples. I will do what I do every Canada Day and spend it with my family and friends. I am proud of them. I also know that this July 1 will have a lot of conversations about colonialism and residential schools and indigenous history and I am looking forward to that.
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To find out more from Ella in regards to Colonialism, check out the free episode of "Two Spirit Tea" where Ella Lamoureux and Simma Downe discuss Colonialism on Unicorns.LIVE