Naming the historical oppression of Aboriginal peoples in Canada genocide is without a doubt an act of demystification. There is in fact no denial about this event occurring in Canadian history; however, by naming the historical oppression of Aboriginals it will not change the fact that this event did occur. An apology from the government can only go so far it can show people that the government is taking responsibility for their actions, but it will never replace the damage that has been done. Although, this event was not a gory and violent one (like the Genocide in Rwanda) it is clearly evident that the government was willfully blind, and lacked tremendously in protecting these people’s rights. The outcome or effect of such an act of naming will in fact be unpredictable one in terms of the individuals belonging from the native community who may or may not feel good about it. In a small sense justice will be served, but then again it will not change what happened in the past. Monture maintains a valid argument in terms of her shedding light on the term genocide. The United Nation’s definition of genocide is “includes causing serious mental or bodily harm towards a group, preventing birth in a group, transferring children by force from the group and imposing conditions designed to physically destroy the group of people”, and this definition precisely outlines, let alone fits the description of what happened to the innocent Aboriginal children, and communities. The government was clearly at the time trying to eliminate a culture, by doing what is mentioned in the definition mentioned above. In other words this whole event was indeed genocide. In my opinion this whole event which took place in Canadian history is a very tragic and shameful matter. It is tragic in the sense that a sacred culture was destroyed, and where children were not only forcibly removed from their homes, and loved ones, but also neglected/deprived from basic necessities. This was not only unfair, but simply sickening where the government actually allowed this preposterous event to proceed for a lengthy period of time. It is a shame that it took the government such a long time to realize what a massive error they had made. It is also unfortunate that a culture had to suffer such a great loss, all because the Canadian government in a way wanted to eliminate the beliefs and traditions of aboriginal people and in turn assimilate these people more into the so called dominate Canadian culture.