This poem explores Canadian history, specifically Indigenous relations with North American colonizers. Originally a Native Studies 201 Winter 2020 creative assignment, this poem describes the advent and settling of European colonizers. The Trade discusses these events from a uniquely personal immigrant perspective and attempts to detail them. Finally, the poem explores the relevance of this history to the author’s own personal history and future experiences by looking back at history for an important quest: looking forward. Hopefully, this poem will inspire readers to reflect on their own identities in relationship to the past as well.
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