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LETTER: Pitfalls of post-colonialist politics


So city council, in consultation with Lheidli T’enneh Chief Dolleen Logan, is getting rid of O’Grady Street because O’Grady ran a residential school. Meanwhile, council is running street people out of the downtown core, which action Terry Teegee, regional chief with B.C.’s Assembly of First Nations, says “is indicative of the 150-year history of the residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, the Millennial Scoop.”

If city council is doing more or less what O’Grady did, maybe councillors should be a little less self-righteous about O’Grady, and a little more concerned about what’s going to happen to their own reputations and legacies.

Post-colonialist politics is dangerous indeed.

John Harris

Prince George

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