Over the years there has been a plethora of cartoons and half-truths disseminated about Native Americans.
Thank you, Government Leaders, for your refusal to treat Indigenous Women with respect and dignity. Don’t listen, don’t act and turn the other way. You make it possible for me to know I am not wrong when I beat the Indian Woman when I am frustrated. To put her down and call her names when I’ve had a bad day.
Lest we forget. That is the resounding phrase that reminds us all of the horrors of war and of all those who lost their lives in conflicts all over the world. We all know that November 11 is set aside for all of us to take a some time to remember those who have perished in war.
We call ourselves the people of the earth. While we are walking this earth, we look at power and what is real. We call it in Mohawk goon na lonk wa (love). Love is the greatest power because it has the ability to travel through time.
Its sickening how quickly some individuals will hijack any public happening to jump on their bandwagon and pump up their egos.
Last Wednesday, most of us watched a drama unfold at Parliament Hill. It was certainly traumatic for those directly involved, but also for those of us watching safely from our homes and offices.
Ian Mosby, a post-doctoral researcher in the history of science at the University of Guelph, was investigating Canada’s nutrition policies during the Second World War when he saw a paper by a federal scientist comparing Aboriginal children with white children.