There are those who have and will deny that what took place within this country was genocial when it came to the nations, yet the evidence is undeniable.
Prior to the arrival of the Euro Boat People there were millions of indigenous people, by the beginning of the twentieth century there remained an estimated 250,000.
If this wasn’t the result of genocidal policies on the local, territorial, state, and federal policies perhaps someone could offer a different perspective.
Does the fact that as a people we were able to survive somehow change the definition?
It is commonly recognized that genocide took place in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Nazi Germany- yet as a people those targeted ethnic groups survived.
Does what took place in this country only qualify as genocide if we had all been exterminated?