You learn what you live. We have that issue with the kids and grandkids of scoop babies and residential school survivors. When you don’t grow up seeing your parents model a healthy family dynamic, you don’t learn to parent by watching them.
I feel like this is made up...
Do *not* start with me about kids being removed for no reason. Indigenous kids were taken away from their parents as a matter of course through the sixties and they’re still over-represented in care. If someone wants to hurt you they just need to hint that something might not be copacetic at home, there will be a… Read more
And that makes sense too. Everyone is gonna have a different experience and different needs.
We have em in some communities here, there’s one in Iqaluit and a couple Inuit focused medical boarding homes in Ottawa. Otherwise you temporarily relocate around a week before your due date and the province pays for your stay.
I’m treaty, but in any case I know a bunch of other people with both here. It’s stupid that people are made to choose cause one is mainly sociocultural (Métis) where as treaty/status has financial implications
Angela Cardinal and Beatrice Hunter are people offhand that I can think of within the last week who’ve been failed utterly. The last week.
Don’t think for a second that we’re somehow more evolved cause we had one. Now the attitude is “ you had your little committee, why can’t you just get over it?”
This shit has been happening side for ever, cause settler colonial bullshit fucks up several generations of people.
Cindy Blackstock doesn’t talk for her health. This is the result of generational trauma, a lack of services and complete and utter failing of FNNAC (First Nations and Northern Affairs Canada) to follow the Truth and Reconciliation Comission recommendations. This, right here, is the legacy of colonization.
Can we stop making Sophie Trudeau a thing? I’ve met her at a couple events and there’s nothing going on up there. Light is on, no one home. I’m sure she’s very nice/a good mom/solid yoga teacher but I wish the Canadian press would just stop giving her a platform with which to be vacuous. We don’t have a position… Read more
I swear I’m a broken record- some things do not belong to euro-Canadians. By all means, read Money Beach and The Inconvenient Indian, buy from Beyond Buckskin. Hell, familiarize yourself with the TRC recommendations. Having said that, don’t presume to speak for us. Don’t presume to know our experiences and good… Read more
My fave is when I get told I need to focus on bigger problems. Uh, this shit is all connected to missing and murdered women, generational trauma and reservations with toxic water. It’s the dehumanizations of the first people of Kanata by arrogant, disease riddled settlers who throw hissy fits every time they get… Read more