Membertou man explains systemic racism –

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202035 Views


Systemic racism is hard to explain because it is so overbearing, but Duncan Gould is trying his best.

Gould sees it in the legislation that forced his home community of Membertou First Nation from its traditional territory along Sydney harbour to the reserve land where it is now located. He sees it in the loss of ownership of Indigenous iconography and images to sports teams and products.

“Our First Nations people are dehumanized daily,” said Gould.

The 62-year-old has worked in many fields and has had many careers, he has worked in social work, with the Nova Scotia Union of Indians and with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

Today, he’s a grassroots warrior and hopes to educate people about the amount of racism L’nu and other Indigenous people face.

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