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oski-pimohtahtamwak otayisīniwiwaw (Nehiyawak)
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Monday, April 30, 2018

Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada
by Taish Desnomie

Imagine a Canada were people can be all they can be without having to over think their lifestyles and trying to figure out who they are.

Imagine a Canada without suicide where kids can be kids and not have to worry.  We would not have to go to another funeral in sorrow and heart break. 

Imagine a Canada without gangs then we wouldn’t have to fight each other over who controls north, east, south, west, none of that would matter.

Imagine a Canada without racism where we could all be one without having somebody on the media telling each other they’re not good enough to do this or good enough to do that. Where our skin color doesn’t define who we are but our respect for one another does.

Imagine a Canada where young indigenous women can walk down the street at night without having to look over their shoulders in fear, just imagine that for a second and think to yourself what would Canada be like.

Imagine if Canada could be an actual place of peace and refuge for new comers. Not only to come here and be put through the same prosecution they have already been through.

Imagine if Canada never had an Indian Act and we never had to be on reserves, killing each other, poisoning our sprits with alcohol and drugs then we could be a rich, glowing culture again

Just imagine if Canada could help its homeless veterans; then they would have a better time of dealing with their problems fitting in to society not only wondering why they deserve this.
Imagine a Canada without the things called 60s scoop, residential schools and intergenerational trauma because of things like racism towards one another, stereo types for each of us. Imagine a Canada like that.

Imagine a Canada where everyone’s voice can be heard.

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful! I am imagining the same Canada but you all should know that your bravery, vulnerability and willingness to lead the difficult conversations makes this dream a reality. Every single time you enter in conversation and relationship with someone you are living out reconciliation. You all are meant for lives of significance ... don't forget it! And don't forget that I am cheering you on!