|Re: My People and My Country - Our History|
Subject: Re: My People and My Country - Our History
by Aeternus on 2010/9/14 21:03:44
@Yuffie: The common terms for 'indians' that are used now are Native Americans in the US and First Nations in Canada. I used the term "status & non-status Indian" in my previous post since that's still the legal term used by the federal government. I didn't explain that in the previous post since I didn't want to confuse people.
What's funny, though, is that all Natives I've spoken to refer to themselves as Indians xD It's only everyone else that really calls them Natives or Aboriginals!
Anyway, I, too, am from Canada. It's hard to sum up the whole country, though, because it's incredibly diverse. I recently moved from southern Ontario to northern Ontario and even a "small" distance like that feels like I'm in a completely different place! The culture and "feel" of this city is very different from the places I've been in southern Ontario.
In any case, I think Canada is a wonderful country and us Canadians should take pride in it more. I loved the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics because the whole country felt united (for once!) in cheering on our athletes. I love how culturally diverse we are and that it doesn't matter where you're from, you will be accepted.
but what i love about the philippines is the fact that we have many tourist spots and natural sceneries. its just a shame that we, the ones who were supposed to be appreciating it, dont have the chance to see the beauty our country has. costs a lot of money and not all can afford travelling expenses
I think this happens anywhere! All my life, I lived near Toronto - a great city with lots of tourist attractions - and I never really visited these tourist places. I remember going to the CN Tower when I was very little but haven't gone inside since. It wasn't until I was about 18 that I visited the Royal Ontario Museum. I never visited any of the art galleries there. I didn't go to the malls there very often.
I also have a friend whose hometown is near the tourist town of Tobermory, Ontario, and when I put on Facebook that I went there, he told me that he had never actually gone there, despite it being practically in his backyard! He said that he would make a point to visit there...eventually xD
So, yeah, I think if it's right near you and always there, you tend not to take notice of it xD