A national celebration that some people can’t savor

Photo: Anthony Moretti 27Nov2016

The New York Times has the story.

It will be a day celebrated by newcomers seeking economic opportunity or refuge from war, immigrants of several generations and descendants of arrivals from more than a hundred years ago. For aboriginal peoples, who remain subjected to discriminatory policies, the anniversary is not one to celebrate.

We asked readers in Canada to share stories of their family’s earliest histories in the land now called Canada. We received about 150 submissions.

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