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My Ancestry and their Role in Colonization

Knowing settler roots
Jayne Wright

Kwantlen Polytechnic University


My ancestors, as any family that is not Indigenous to Turtle Island, immigrated to Canada. The
majority of my family has never been overly invested in knowing our settler roots, and on both
my mother and father’s sides, we have lived on Turtle Island for many generations. I did my
best using both facts and what speculation I can draw form our collective histories. From this
some conclusions are telling and allow me to reflect on my and my ancestor’s relationship to
the concept and practice of colonialism.

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Cover Art by: Brandon Gabriel

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