Congrats to Ian Campeau and our First Nations Neighbours.
My sisters sent me this article and photo. They live in Winnipeg.
Growing up in Manitoba, the inequality between the First Nation Community and those of us who came after, was always evident. In the last 2 years I have seen a huge shift in how we are viewing our First Nations neighbours and more importantly how they are presenting themselves in media. I love seeing the conversation changing and become what I hope is a move to more balanced and respectful dialogue. We live on the land of really brilliant people.
The value a society places on each of its members is a reflection of the intelligence of that society.
I was out with a coworker yesterday and the topic of Aboriginal women came up. I told her that they did not receive the right to vote in Canada until 1960. She did not believe me but she should have because unfortunately, I am correct.
Lately our Aboriginal woman have been front and centre in the media and I wish it was for something better than the sad reality that they are more likely to be harmed than any other group of woman in Canada. The story of Rinelle Harper is heartbreaking and wonderful in the same moment.
Today is the 2 year anniversary of the Idle No More Movement, a grassroots female lead initiative to move Aboriginal rights forward and take a stance against Stephen Harper.
I like that it fell on a Thursday since it was the Idle No More Movement that woke me up to the state of my country and lite a fire under me. Thank You! to those who do more than I ever seem to have the energy to. 400 days later I have changed a lot in my life by simply trying to do 1 thing new/different a day. Funny thing about paying attention to your life, it gets better.
Right now I don’t really have the same love affair with blog so I am going to take a little break from the online world. My 39th birthday is coming up in August so maybe I will be back after that, who knows.
To the random people who read this …. have a great summer or winter if you are on that side of the planet. Peace.
It’s hard to read about what happens to women around the world knowing that I live in a relatively safe country. It is even more difficult to know that in my own country one group of women experience more acts of violence than any other group.
They were hoping to hit 300,000 signatures last week and have managed that. In a country of 35 million that seems like a really low number. Take a moment to sign here.