Canada 150 celebrations do not occur in a vacuum, but in the context of history.
This year, we invite you to reflect on the history of Canada and to consider narratives beyond the European colonial mainstream.
1. Tattrie, J. “Destroy the Indians.” The Coast. April 20, 2017.
2. Barras, V. and Greub, G. “History of biological warfare and bioterrorism.” Clinical Microbiology and Infection 20.6 (2014): 497-502.
3. the golf course central to the Oka Crisis (ON), the Muskrat Falls hydro dam (NFLD), fracking in Elsipogtog (NB), Alton Gas caverns (NS)
4. As of March 2017, over 100 reserves had drinking water advisories in place for more than a year. Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation (ON/MB) has had a continuous boil advisory for 17 years. Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton doesn’t have a boil advisory, but the taps flow black.
5. Aamjiwnaang First Nation in “chemical valley,” Sarnia, ON. Boat Harbour, Pictou Landing First Nation.
6. Google: “Sir John A MacDonald quotes First Nations”
7. For example, Ontario spent $121,000 to rent a 19-metre tall rubber duck