Teaching a different story of Ottawa

By Isaac Nay  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Less than a 10-minute walk from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the Lord Elgin Hotel stands across the road from the solemn stare of the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument. For Jaime Morse, that juxtaposition feels conflicting. The monument was built as a tribute to the Indigenous Peoples who served in the Canadian Armed Forces, while the hotel serves to honour Lord Elgin, a pre-Confederation governor general who signed off on an 1850 law that would form the Indian Act. “To see the war monument across from  1/8the hotel 3/8 is like a wave of constant spiritual battling happening across the street from each other,” Morse said. The spot is a prominent stop on Morse’s tour of Ottawa. Morse, who is Metis from Alberta, is…

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