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.


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