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SHEPHERD: The term “settler,” explained

What does the term mean, and should we be skeptical about how it is deployed?

In recent news coverage of clashes between indigenous groups and the Canadian government, we have been seeing more of the term “settler.”

While it seems like a neutral term to denote “someone who has settled in a new place,” its usage has been politicized. What does the term mean, and should we be skeptical about how it is deployed?

True North’s Lindsay Shepherd gives you the overview.

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