Colonial genocide is a slow-moving process. Unlike the traditional paradigms of genocide, which took place in determined periods of time and were characterized by mass killings, colonial destruction of Indigenous peoples has taken place insidiously and over centuries.
In 2016, Justin Trudeau voted against a Conservative motion declaring ISIS atrocities as genocide. So did the rest of the Liberal Caucus. Yet, just this week he was more than willing to label the domestic crimes committed against Indigenous women an act of Canadian genocide.”
Huffington Post Canada sat down with Giller Prize-winning author and aboriginal activist Joseph Boyden backstage at We Day where he spoke to thousands of students in Toronto. (This week, he endorsed Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for prime minister.) Link To Article