Darren Thomas speaks: Gaining a Greater Understanding of Indigenous History and its Consequences

Darren Thomas

Gaining a Greater Understanding of Indigenous History

On Wednesday April 19th many people came to the Great Hall to hear Darren Thomas speak. Darren Thomas is Seneca Nation, Bear Clan from the Haudenosaunie. He is a doctoral candidate in the community psychology program at Wilfred Laurier University.

Efforts to work towards reconciling the past relations between the Crown, Canadians and Indigenous peoples will be a challenging and cumbersome journey. What this relationship currently lacks is understanding and empathy. So many Canadians wonder why Indigenous people cannot find a rightful place in today’s society, why are the drug addiction, suicide, family violence, and incarceration rates so high for Indigenous populations? Why is it that Indigenous peoples cannot seem to just move beyond the past?
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