Here we are a year after the Inaugural Indigenous People's Day. A lot has happened in the last year. There's been apologies... the first being from the Canadian Prime Minister who, instead of embracing the inaugural day, went on vacation. Idiot. There's also been apologies from the Catholic Church and namely, the Pope. Whether this… Continue reading The 2nd Indigenous Peoples Day. What Does This Mean?
Just recently, Pope Francis offered an apology on behalf of the Catholic church to the Indigenous peoples of Canada. This was for the churche's actions, and lack thereof, in the residential schools throughout he 20th Century. This is a step forward in the healing. This poem below, I wrote last year when unmarked graves were… Continue reading April is Poetry Month: My Poem: Humbled Through Truth
there is nothing I can say or doto bring back lost babies and childreninto the ever-waiting arms of their parentsthough times passed wounds are fresh i want to embrace. soothe and ease the painbut their wound is long standing. runs deepwithin me there is guilt through ignorance bornehow could i not have known? how?as we… Continue reading Indigenous People’s Day–A Poem