The genocide test – Winnipeg Free Press

The genocide test – Winnipeg Free Press.

Scholars like Woolford go even further. If genocide should be understood as the “destruction of group life rather than lives within a group,” then in the case of Canada’s indigenous peoples, that means understanding what makes them a group, what defines their cultural cohesion, such as a profound attachment to the land and nature. So, in Canada’s colonial past, systematically depriving First Nations of access to their to land so European pioneers could settle and railways could be built, is genocidal.

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