Perhaps it's time to strike a royal commission on diversity and equity of some kind, to dialogue about inequality in its various forms.
Indigenous people, pictured June 3, 2021, taking part in a drumming ceremony on the Hill to honour the remains of the 215 Indigenous children discovered in May in Kamloops, B.C., near the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, the remains of another 182 Indigenous children have been found in Cranbrook, B.C., and another 751 in Cowessess, Sask. As Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme said, 'All we ask of all of you listening is that you stand by us as we heal and get stronger. All must put down our ignorance and accidental racism of not addressing the truth that this country has with Indigenous people. We are not asking for pity, but we are asking for understanding,' writes Andrew Cardozo. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia