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First Nations history should not be forgotten

Times Colonist

LETTER

Re: “Broaden study of First Nations,” editorial, May 14.

I absolutely concur with the editorial. My people have had 150 years of Ottawa’s paternalism — it continues still.

As far as I’m concerned, that is one day too many for my hereditary chiefs and the people of Tla-o-qui-aht. Some people say for us to move on — that was yesterday.

Well, so were the First and Second World Wars, but they are a part of the school curriculum and are taught in schools so they won’t be forgotten, and should never be.

Uu-uu-ta-miik (Remi J. Tom) Port Alberni

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