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Decolonize the School System

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My name is Madyson, I'm a 15 year old, mixed Native, queer aspiring filmmaker from Toronto. For now, I'm politically angry. This petition is about Sir. John A MacDonald; how his name shouldn't be on anything other than his tombstone. 

He may have been Canada's first Prime Minister but he does not need a school to be remembered as he lives on in Indigenous pain. There has been a ton of controversy on the possible removal of his name from Canadian schools before, but I strongly believe it would be a start in truth and reconciliation. Reconciliation starts in listening to the struggles and lasting trauma Indigenous bodies face. 

Sir John A MacDonald passed the policy that started residential schools. He was an architect on the genocide of Indigenous Peoples across Canada. I acknowledge that his presence was a crucial and important role in the creation of Canada, but he is no hero. His name is not one that school children should be learning to celebrate. 


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