Wednesday, June 21, 2017

National Aboriginal Day - by any other name...

​From now on - 
 National Indigenous Peoples Day

Happy National Aboriginal Day, Happy Nation Indigenous Peoples' Day, Happy Solstice! Let's hope the name change reflects a deep commitment to making changes in how Indigenous People are welcomed into the heart of Canadian society.
The semantic shift to "indigenous" — now generally seen as the preferred term to refer to the original inhabitants of Canada — follows the Trudeau government's decision in 2015 to rename the Department of Aboriginal Affairs to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.