Reconciliation Short Speech (Socials 10)

After hearing Steven Harper’s lifeless and strictly political apology for residential schools, I feel like we need to say sorry again but actually mean it this time. In Harper’s speech he basically said sorry twice and 90% of the speech was summarizing how residential schools scarred kids for life and ripped away their culture from them. Now that we know what we have done, moving forward we need to reconcile with our first nations people because what we did was wrong. And as everyone knows actions speak louder than words. So as a country we need to help these people get what they deserve, good jobs, education and self government over their reserves like they asked for. So what Canadians should do is vote for a politician that supports this and what I will do is listen in class and educate myself on the matter so history wont repeat itself.

2 thoughts on “Reconciliation Short Speech (Socials 10)

  1. Good job. What could you do moving forward though? Or what things will you do in your life outside of class that could contribute to reconciliation? Any specific ideas from the sites I provided for you?

  2. I honestly don’t know. Most of the meaningful things come at a government level. Also, I don’t know any first nations people I could talk to and I don’t think I would feel comfortable just showing up at a reserve. From the sites you provided, most of It was talking about organizing events and joining different clubs and the such, but, not to sound lazy, I think I could only do stuff like that if I had a passion for it.

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