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Don't be ashamed of our colonial past

Should we be ashamed of our colonial past? I would hope not.

On my mother's side of the family, her grandfather immigrated to Sprague, Man. from Norway and started to farm, clearing land and planting crops.

On my father's side, both my grandmother and grandfather were immigrants from Scotland who eventually ended up near Biggar, Sask. We have a photograph of my Grandmother Cumming in front of a sod hut that became their farm.

Both sides of my family sought a better life than the one they experienced in their native countries.

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