Canada has a unique aspect to our Social Justice Warrior activism that’s quite different from the United States due to a widely held belief among many activist groups that Canada doesn't actually belong to those that live here.
To those activists, anyone that isn’t of First Nations heritage is deemed a “settler” and there’s a growing movement of those who want to see Canada “decolonized”.
That can mean slightly different things depending on the activist or group they belong to but essentially it means Canadians of European heritage need to go back to Europe and presumably, it’s the same with Canadians of Asian or African heritage.
At almost every anti-development protest, I see signs and banners with calls to decolonize Canada. Many of the people who take this position aren’t even First Nations but are simply suffering from the world's biggest case of white liberal guilt.
There are radical first nations resistance activists that push this narrative, but what we often see on the regressive left nowadays is the main source of this crazy activism comes from academics and the latest example in British Columbia is no different.
Watch as I look at the example of archaeologist Joanne Hammond who wants to have a series of information plaques that are scattered along British Columbia Highways, “decolonized”.
Hammond herself is not First Nations and has said that “most” of the information used for her re-written plaques came from First Nations testimonies, which is one of the biggest problems.
It’s difficult to be accurate and stories change or are modified as they’re passed down, so how on earth can Hammond be 100% sure her rewrites are even accurate?