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History of Canada Day and treatment of Indigenous people

Canada’s birthday is celebrated on July 1. Coast to coast and around the world Canadians show their pride in their history, culture and achievements. Since 1868, it’s been a day of celebration, where festivities are held across the country. Canada Day is also a national holiday that is rooted in, and often ignores, the colonialization of the very people and cultures that were celebrated the month before. In June, Canada celebrates Indigenous History Month to honour the heritage, customs and contributions of Indigenous people. Over the past…