"...We must also be very careful about the language, emotions and assumptions that come with this terrible opening up.
Great wrong was done to indigenous peoples when they were not in a strong position to resist, although they did resist as best they could in the circumstances. But I have never heard a First Nations, Métis or Inuit person say they wanted to be seen primarily as a victim. That would be marginalizing and demeaning. What they want is that their situation be understood. They want responsibility taken. They want to be heard. They want their dignity back...." CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE
* Personal note: "Aboriginal" is a label given by our top oppressors and assimilators under Indian Act polices