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Museum officials say all aboriginals, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, can have free access to the museum if they produce identification proving their ancestral background. Tom Brodbeck's negative comments to "Aboriginal people" getting free admission to CMHR. Of course he would be against that. He easily forgets or denies the fact that we are the Indigenous People of this country, Canada, which is Turtle Island for Indigenous People. CMHR recognizes and acknowledges the past wrongs that the government and churches done to the Indigenous People. The free admission is a small token of acknowledgement of this. Of course Tom Brodbeck cries if the Indigenous People get something extra. He easily forgets that he is part the privileged class, white male, who receives privileges today. His "class" receives many privileges like not having to face racism on a daily basis or to be discriminated against.
Your assumption that the CMHR is acknowledging past wrongs through free admission isn't true — they said it was "to ensure Indigenous People have access to expressions of their culture." In fact, the CMHR modified the policy after Tom's column was published to include occasionally offering free admission for all.
Not exactly an apples to apples comparison.
Brodbeck off point
Normally I find Tom Brodbeck's opinions to be on sound footing but occasionally he really misses the point. There can be no doubt the Forks and land surrounding it was and is a heritage site for the Aboriginal community for almost 6,000 years. The Forks, in fact include that admission on their website. This is without a doubt native land taken and occupied by "white settlers and fur traders." Thus free admission to the museum for members of the Aboriginal community is a very, very small gesture to make, on what is essentially their own historic meeting place. A pat on the back to the museum for recognizing this noteworthy gesture.