For our Neighbors up North


Today, Friday April 28th is Canada’s National Day of Mourning. It is “A day set aside each year to remember those who have been killed or seriously injured in the workplace.”

Why is it that here in the US we don’t have something similar? If you Google USA National Day of Mourning here’s the results:

“The National Day of Mourning is an annual protest organized since 1970 by Native Americans of New England on the fourth Thursday of November, the same day as Thanksgiving in the United States.”

In the US, it’s primary an “anti-Thanksgiving” protest to highlight the plight of Native Americans.

I don’t want to minimize what the Native Americans are doing in their Day of Mourning but I do wonder why we don’t have a day similar to the Canada day of Mourning.

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