Your daily inspiration
I am nothing like the woman I once was … but I needed her tears and pains to get here.
Few things scare the ones who truly realize the depth of what they have survived.
Your value was gifted to you on the day you were born. No one can take that away, unless you give them the power to.
No matter the intent, the subject matter, or the location; if it’s a bunch of white people teaching Indigenous youth, it’s assimilation. It literally cannot be anything else!
We must remember who we were before “the schools” or the teachings of the schools will continue to resonate in our lives and communities.
When a procedural rule prevents progress or resolution, the rule is the problem!
To move forward, sometimes you have to return to where you were, to pick up what you forgot.
Before the comment, consider the person on the other side of your words.
On this day and going forward, please remember that inclusivity and reconciliation are so much more than a logo on a website … or the side of a train.
The Learning Curve
“The Learning Curve” hosted by Sandi Boucher is designed to increase understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the Thunder Bay area. Watch her on Shaw Community TV – Channel 10 or check out past shows on The Learning Curve Facebook page or on Sandi’s Youtube channel.