Got worldwide publicity? Thank an Indian

This month we witnessed the very simple act of wearing a sweatshirt blow up to become a national news story. The reaction was both embarrassing and disturbing.

Tenelle Starr, a Grade 8 student in Balcarres, had the temerity to wear a sweatshirt with the slogan, “Got Land? Thank an Indian.”

Reaction to this innocent bit of youthful exuberance has revealed the depth of racism in Saskatchewan. It’s clear that this province has a long way to go to face the reality of the 21st century. Many of the province’s people are trapped in the racism of the 19th century, refusing to pull their heads out of the sand and accept the new reality. More>>>

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