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Topic Tuesday for They Called Me Number One

"The more research is done, the more we realize that people all over the world enjoy the fruits of Aboriginal contributions without being aware of their origin."

On this weeks Topic Tuesday Meredith picks a quote from page 158 of They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School by Bev Sellars.

“I learned that much of the philosophical basis of environmental education stems from the Aboriginal people’s relationship with the land. … The Europeans thought that this “pagan” relationship to the land was proof of inferiority. Today, everyone knows the importance of our relationship to the land. Later I realized other courses included the teachings of Aboriginal people. The more research is done, the more we realize that people all over the world enjoy the fruits of Aboriginal contributions without being aware of their origin, from plant-based medicine and world cuisine, to sports and military strategy, to government, language, and architecture and so on and so on. All races have contributed to what we have and learn today.”

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