Waubgeshig Rice @waub Follow There's a lot of talk of erasing history this week with few actual examples Here's one ask a Anishinaabe person if they know their clan 143 PM - 25 Aug 2017 248 Retweets 370 Likes 1 12 t 248 370 Tweet your reply Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h Replying to @waub If they don't ask why Chances are it's due to measures imposed by the government to deliberately erase that cultural identity and history Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h The clan system is crucial to Anishinaabe culture It defines family lines and outlines roles and responsibilities in communities Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h If you know your clan you can draw a direct line to your ancestors and how and where they lived on the land before settlers came Waubgeshig Rice Ф @waub Follow But in many communities that clan knowledge is gone because of residential schools the Indian Act and other violent efforts of erasure 148 PM - 25 Aug 2017 13 Retweets 58 Likes 1358 Tweet your reply Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h Replying to @waub I'm bear clan but I didn't learn that until late in my childhood My grandfather died young and never shared that with his family 60 Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h There was a shame about our Anishinaabe culture that infected our community because of the Indian Act residential and day schools etc 2 6 51 Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h The Indian Agent used to come in and shoot his gun in the air whenever he saw a sweatlodge happening where culture and history were shared Waubgeshig Rice Ф @waub Follow Violently putting a stop to ceremony erases history So no one talked about that kind of knowledge for a long time in my community 154 PM - 25 Aug 2017 9 Retweets 52 Likes Tweet your reply Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h Replying to @waub It took my dad many years of travelling and visitor elders to finally determine we're bear clan I'm thankful he made those efforts 2 Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h My wife doesn't know her clan on her Nish side because her grandpa went to residential school and her grandma was raised by missionaries Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h I wish I could help her try to figure that out but I wouldn't even know where to start That's an overwhelming hill to climb 3 7 Waubgeshig Rice Ф @waub Follow Losing clan knowledge means Anishinaabe history has been deliberately erased For many families in many communities it's gone forever 200 PM - 25 Aug 2017 20 Retweets 70 Likes Waubgeshig Rice Ф @waub Follow I'm sure those who've lost their clan could argue it's much more devastating than changing the name of a school or taking down a statue 201 PM-25 Aug 2017 26 Retweets 128 Likes allthecanadianpolitics More good discussion on Indigenous twitter about taking down racist statues or renaming schools ie Schools named after John A Macdonald’s who started the Residential School system and many other genocidal policies This thread is by Waubgeshig Rice‏ Meme

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