Preemptive Happy Canada Day folks,
Ari here, just wanted to share some quick thoughts on the day. I grew up in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and went to an elementary school with many friends who are of the Ojibwe tribe, and while most of the time we'd be in the same class, we'd separate to French and Ojibwe classes for a portion of each day. Now, I'm not sure if this still happens in Ontario, but it's silly if it does. Seems to me that if we're learning more about each others' cultures (historical, *and* current I might add) at an early age, instead of just a few sporadic typical things, it only helps us in the long run.
We're not normally super political, but we think this is very important. We love Canada, but take a minute to check out Rethink 150, among other movements, and make sure to truly listen to the stories from the indigenous perspective. I didn't think we'd write about this because it can be scary and polarizing, but it's something we believe in. We all have voices, and this is something we should all be able to talk about freely and openly. If you have something to say about this, we'd love to hear from you.
Keep on truckin'