Reflection Questions

Question: Should today’s government be held responsible to decisions past governments have made?


Today’s government didn’t completely connect with the past government, meaning they didn’t have much to do with it. It’s possible that if today’s government laws and beliefs were the same back at that time, something like residential schools wouldn’t have happened.


The government is what caused it in the first place. Though they may not be the same now, the government itself still made those decisions in the past, and if lead by the wrong people again, something wrong could happen again in the future. People may even think bad things are happening now with our current government, because they don’t agree with some things.


I don’t think that today’s government should be held accountable for it, as they clearly would not have wanted it to happen in the first place. Even if they believed otherwise, they were still not the same people to make those options. It’d be like shaming one specific country for doing something, even if it was in the past and their current leaders even disagree with it.

Inter-Generational Impacts

While the Whites believed that this was right,

The Indians didn’t like this school hygiene.

They all wanted to stand up and fight

As they all knew what this would mean.


For generations, their culture stayed the same

But the Whites began to take their aim.

They left the older. Strong and firm.

They took the younger and made them turn.


They were stripped of their own identity

And were told to be ashamed of their own ethnicity.

They were told their culture was wrong

And was told this new one is where they belong.


Graduates were sent back to their families

To replace the older and wise.

The family then heard of the agonies,

But this new culture, would still be advertised.



In other words, these essentially brainwashed graduates would return home and take lead of their tribe, and change things that suit the Whites better, causing the next generations to do the same, if not put in a Residential school anyway.

Exploring War Tactics

This is a presentation of some of the tactics that were used by both the Entente and the Alliance during the first world war.



Discussion Questions:

Had the Alliance played their cards better, do you think they could have won the war using the tactics that they used?

Had the Archduke, Franz Ferdinand not been assassinated, do you think war would have begun? If you believe the war would still start, explain your reasoning.

Multicultural perspectives in Canada


People can maintain their culture after migrating to another country by connecting with other people in the same culture or by attending certain practices that are held in the country, such as church, or restaurants that serve foods from different countries, such as Korean, Chinese, Mexican, etc..


Racism is a big problem basically everywhere, and this would also be a large problem that would discourage people from wanting to stay associated in their own culture, due to all of the people thinking poorly of it and anyone involved. Another thing would be the stigma behind some cultures not being respectful. People could think that a place is going to be more excluding of their culture than they are due to the stigmas behind that place.


How do you identify Canada being Canadian?

The news article here states that Canada has hosted a ‘pride house’ at the Olympics. This shows that Canada is very inclusive towards everyone, including people apart of the LGBT community. To me, this does show Canadian Identity because I see places everywhere including as many people as possible, and not excluding people because of their race, gender, etc. I think nowadays, most cultures would think that Canada is a very inclusive country, as Canada has welcomed refugees as well, which means that we’re helping them out by giving them a place to stay.


Meanwhile, the blog post here says that Canada has the most kind economy in the world. The author realized once he moved to Canada that Canadians are united by their differences, making them become stronger than otherwise, as they respect each other regardless. Where I’ve been, the large majority of the people tend to help others out when needed, showing kindness towards each other. We also have a very diverse economy that are all respected by others. Since Canada is known to be a peaceful country, most cultures would again, probably agree that Canadians would be very kind, but might not say that they are the kindest people in the world.