We can’t create what’s not there’: Education the key to reconciling Dufferin County’s Indigenous history – orangeville

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 20208 Views

Dufferin County, just like many other parts of Canada, is arguably built on stolen land.

The land was expropriated from Indigenous communities hundreds of years ago, by a paper agreement that promised a small payment which may or may not have ever been paid.

Now, groups in Dufferin are trying to piece together what happened to the Indigenous people who used to call this land home and build an understanding to honour and revive a local history that has been lost.

The county sits on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Ojibway, Potawatomi and the Odawa of the Three Fires Confederacy.

“There’s a lot of Indigenous history here,” said Debbie Sipkema, of the Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle (DCCRC).

Read More: https://www.orangeville.com/news-story/10052222–we-can-t-create-what-s-not-there-education-the-key-to-reconciling-dufferin-county-s-indigenous-history/

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