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CBC: ‘Why people don’t like us Indian people?’ questions remain as TRC wraps up

June 2, 2015 — 

The CBC is reporting on the wrap-up of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and difficult questions remain for many.

Last week, the CBC reports, Beverley McLachlin, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, said Canada attempted “cultural genocide” against aboriginal peoples.

But University of Manitoba sociologist Andrew Woolford said there is a risk of focusing too heavily on that debate. “People could get locked into the debate about the use of the word rather than dealing with and confronting the stories and history the TRC wants to tell,” said Woolford.

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