Canada's 150th anniversary lays bare anger of indigenous Canadians
For indigenous people in Canada, the 150th anniversary — or sesquicentennial — of Confederation is little cause for celebration. First off, for peoples who’ve been on this land for millennia, 150 years isn’t much more than a long weekend in the scheme of things. Second, they weren’t invited to the bash in the first place back in 1867. Third, and most important, Confederation was less about beginnings for First Nations than it was their intended death knell.