And maybe today, officially recognized as Juneteenth, will really be the start of shifted thinking.
Statues of colonizing figures are coming down, an action that stirs mixed feelings in many.
Indigenous people are finally being given the chance to take charge of the forests in B.C. Whether this action will take place in time to make a substantial difference, well, we'll have to see.
Still, for a change, partly because I and most of my family have now received two doses of vaccine, I am finally starting to feel a bit more hopeful.