Melanie,Aboriginies,Indians,Lapps(in Sweden)in just about every country have been treated unfairly and cruel in history,so you are not the only ones.
Although I am not that knowledgable about the Canadian Indian and their proud history,I know by giving them hand-outs and tax-exemptions,we have created a second class citizen,with drinking-problems,high suicide rates etc...
When visiting Alberta I was stunned at the wide-spread absolute hatred towards Indians,but I am not judging anyone,I just know somewhere along the line,we did the Canadian Indians a horrible injustice.
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
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