There Can Be No Reconciliation Without Truth – The Maritime Anchor
I used to be raised Roman Catholic. We have been LIED to. We have been instructed in our white faculties and church buildings that dangerous issues that occurred to natives was “a very long time in the past” and plenty of extra lies. I promise you a few of us white people care however have been straight up lied to and instructed it was only a bunch of “alcoholics” who have been “ungrateful”. The shit you’d hear in communities was extra divisive than useful. Then there’s the church who tries to say it was solely there to HELP folks… and but they have been killing kids. I’ve no phrases aside from, “I’m sorry.”
Now, I do suppose that there must be work executed in so many communities to assist heal and develop. I additionally imagine that it’s not the “white people” who must be those to provide you with solutions. I believe, that as a rustic, if we wish to transfer ahead we have to push previous identification politics and us vs them and discover a solution to come collectively and respect all Canadians. I don’t have the solutions, however I do know that with out fact and honesty, there’s no approach ahead.
This isn’t politics, that is human struggling. Struggling that has gone on for generations. Since earlier than our nation was based.
Reconciliation day solely issues if the federal government ACTUALLY takes motion. A break day isn’t the identical as really atoning/reconciling with the evils that occurred for our nation’s historical past.
Canada, Catholic Church (and different church buildings), RELEASE ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS. Uncover the our bodies. FORCE MCGILL TO STOP RENOVATIONS. Take heed to YOUR PEOPLE.
These are human beings who have been segregated, abused, and systematically handled as lesser.
I don’t have solutions, however all I do know is that in reminiscence of individuals like my lovely, superb, good Inuit godmother Sara McDonald, that I stand in solidarity, with love, and with apology for not listening to your cries sooner.