National Aboriginal Veterans Day ceremonies echo Canadian foreign policy mythology

Yves Engler

The power of foreign policy nationalism is immense. Even the primary targets of the Canadian state have been drawn into this country's mythology.

Dispossessed of 99 per cent of their land, Indigenous people have been made wards of the state, had their movements restricted, and religious and cultural ceremonies banned. Notwithstanding their antagonistic relationship to the Canadian state, Indigenous leaders have often backed Ottawa's international policies.

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