We work with friends, not enemies, not strangers but friends. You may call them allies.
The fact that you “meant no harm” does not erase the fact that you caused harm.
Thank you for joining us today and helping my family honour my Mom.
I know it will get easier but right now …
Sandi’s story followed a path all too common for Indigenous women, a path that included career success while hiding the violence, poverty, and alcoholism that rocked her family to their core.