As statues of the father of cultural genocide fall across Canada, Sir John A Macdonald’s ‘Holding Court’ remains on Picton’s Main Street
As over a thousand joined the Black Lives Matter protest in front of the Picton Armoury, the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald “Holding Court” is still displayed steps away in front of the Picton Library with no explanation of his role as the architect of Indigenous genocide, his role as instigator of the political murder of Metis leader, Louis Riel, and the architect of the theft of Indigenous resources enforced by a miltarized police.
The statue, of course, remains deeply insulting to Canada’s First Nations, including the residents of the County’s neighbours, the residents of Tyendenaga, a member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
Nation-building for Macdonald ment the development of a Constitution only for white male Christians; a constitution that embeded cultural genocide for First Nations, excluded women, Métis and Inuu.
How long before PEC Council acts?
‘We’re here to say there’s no honour in cultural genocide and it’s time for the statue to go,’ supporters say
— Sean Carleton (@SeanCarleton) June 21, 2020