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@NigelBiggar And if you were the only country writing the history of English civilization that would be the case. But you are not and English acts can no longer be differentiated from those of Germany. True, the acts may be done in small concentrated acts, like enslaving Beothuks
@NigelBiggar Scalping bounties, some still in effect in #NovaScotia
@NigelBiggar To germ warfare with Smallpox blankets by Lord Amherst, the first governor general of Canada.
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Good evening folks!

First, thank you for all the RT, likes, and kind comments on my thread yesterday. It was a quick look at my life growing up.

For anyone curious, I reconnected with my bio family when I was 26. It was incredibly awkward at first.
I experienced huge culture shock. I grew up in Alberta and had never experienced the culture, climate or the traditional food.

I'll never forget my first meal at my Nanuk's. It was a caribou head. It was baked and served in front of me. I had no idea what to think.
I wasn't sure if this was a practicle joke, or if they were seriously wanting me to eat this. It wasn't until my 5 year old niece said "Oh! Caribou head!" and dug in without any qualms or questions. My pride took over. If a 5 year old girl could eat this, so could I.
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Good evening folks. My name is Lew Jobs and I'll be hosting this week. I'm Inuvialuit originally from Tuktoyaktuk NWT. I'm a #60sScoop survivor. The name I was given at birth was Allen Craig Gruben. I was taken at birth and given to a white family at 3 weeks of age.
I'll start with a bit about myself. I was born in the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk in 1967. I was taken at birth and put in a receiving home. At 3 weeks of age, I was placed in a foster home in Ft. McPherson. This placement ended up as my permanent home.
The family I was placed with were teachers. He was German, she was American. He was just out of university and started his career in the NWT. They were told that I needed a home. That I was not wanted. They were told this by the social workers.
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