A good adage

Dear editor,

Come on folks, “colonization” is a word!

What’s next? “Residential”, “school”, “chief”, “nun”?

When we were young, our parents taught us: “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” A good adage for us all to live by.

All those who are zealously working to change a word would better use their energies to do all of us – caucasian and Indigenous – people (especially us women) a huge favour by assisting the Treaty 3 Police to find our missing Indigenous women.

Now that would be an admirable cause.

Lillian Morrison