Do you think these historical events, rules, and laws still impact our society today? What are your thoughts after viewing these videos? To share your thoughts on the training forum, click the button below. I do believe historical events, rules, and laws still impact our society today. After viewing the videos, It is apparent that we in Canada share a similar history of systemic racism, oppression, and segregation with the US. I sometimes would detach and think "we're not like that", but we are in many ways. We had residential schools where Indigenous children were taken from families up until 1994. My youngest adopted sister's biological father is Ojibwe. He did not even know of my sister until she was two years old. The Children's Aid Society ignored his requests for a paternity test in hopes the adoption would go through before it came to light. My family fought in court for years to have my sister with us. Eventually, a joint custody agreement was produced. This man had other children and raised them well. I always told my sister that her father truly loved her because he knew she would be better off with us. How blind and ignorant. I hope to raise more awareness and become an advocate for equality and justice. We had concentration camps in Canada to detain Japanese families during WWII. Our Canadian Railway was built with the lives and blood of Chinese men who thought they were coming to Canada for a better life. I will use my platform as an educator to inform my students to raise awareness of our history and invoke change.