How about commemorating instead? Better yet - how about letting Indigenous people decide?
Today is the 20th and final day of sharing the 94 Calls to Action (CTAs) from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
It's also June 30, making it the end of National Indigenous History Month, and the day before Canada Day.
I know this is a sensitive topic, and whatever I say, half of you will be mad at me. Even so, I'm going to post this, because that's kinda the point.
A few years ago, when it was Canada's 150th birthday, a colleague of mine suggested I read up on the protests against #Canada150. We had just gone through Indigenous cultural awareness training at work, which was the first time I remember learning about residential schools. So while I wasn't paying much attention before, I quickly became aware that Canada Day wasn't a celebration for everyone.
So instead of cancelling or celebrating, here are some possible alternatives.