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When my sister and I were in high school, we thought it was funny to tell our non-Native boyfriends ridiculous things about the rez and see what they believed.
We lived on the Six Nations reserve about 25 kilometres southwest of Hamilton, but since the only high school on the rez was Mohawk immersion, and we didn't speak the language, that meant we had to catch the bus into nearby Brantford, Ont.
Even though our rez was just a minute drive away, very few of the non-Native kids we went to high school with had ever been there — the exception, of course, being those whose parents considered cheap cigarettes and gas worth the trek. One day, my sister, Missy, was talking to her white boyfriend online.
When he asked if she could come over, Missy fired back with, "Sorry, can't. The gates to the rez close at night. How could he be so gullible?
Story continues below advertisement I remember thinking that her white boyfriend was so ignorant, but we didn't know about the Pass System, which was in effect for 60 years in Canada, and required Native people living on the reserve to get permission from a Canadian Indian Agent to leave.
What my sister and I didn't consider back then — what we perhaps couldn't consider — was how readily her boyfriend accepted this lie when it was applied to Native people. If she had said the same thing about a non-Native town, he probably wouldn't have believed it.
But something about the way this young man was socialized — even though he grew up right next to a rez, even though he interacted with Native people — made him accept that injustice against our people was normal: Canada has never accepted Indigenous peoples' right to self-determination.
In fact, they — the individuals who, throughout history, have represented and made decisions on behalf of Canada — have actively suppressed it.
By intentionally cutting essential funding at critical moments, wielding court injunctions to stop our land defenders and legislating the minutiae of our lives through the Indian Act, to name just a few examples, the Canadian government continually prevents us from creating meaningful change in our communities.
It stops us from determining our own present and forging our own future. This is a story of how one decision illustrates the centuries-long relationship between a country's government and the Indigenous people of that land. It is a story of a name change and the breaking-up of a government department, but it represents the breaking of a promise, too.
It is a story that illustrates how a government that only acknowledges colonial ways of governing cannot ever hope to create anything else. It is a story whose narrative affects every Indigenous community, including my own, the Six Nations of the Grand River.
It is a story of denial, and of consent, two topics that are in the news these days for reasons that are, in some ways, not that different. This is our democracy. This is our reconciliation.Children's day essay is broadly searched by students who are preparing speech, essay for school events.
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