How Senator Murray Sinclair responds to why don’t residential school survivors just ‘get over it’ – CBC

April 04, 2017

To those who ask why Indigenous people don’t just “get over” the residential school experience, Senator Murray Sinclair has this response.

“My answer has always been: Why can’t you always remember this? Because this is about memorializing those people who have been the victims of a great wrong. Why don’t you tell the United States to ‘get over’ 9/11? Why don’t you tell this country to ‘get over’ all the veterans who died in the Second World War, instead of honouring them once a year?” Sinclair told The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti.

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