Column: It’s time for tough conversations over our Indigenous present – St. Albert Today

Column: It’s time for tough conversations over our Indigenous present – St. Albert Today

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202122 Views

“I grew up knowing and celebrating the idea of one side of my family but being shamed for being ‘an Indian.’ I wasn’t sure how to process it.”

I’m a 45-year-old mother of three children. Two are in university and the youngest is seven and autistic. My oldest child was born in 1997 – the year Princess Diana and Mother Teresa died; Lion King became a musical; and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hit bookshelves and became an instant success.

It’s also the year the last residential school in Saskatchewan closed.

I read the transcript of residential school survivor Grant Severight, who attended that school, and it made me wonder how many of us would willingly put our children on a truck and send them away. Some were ripped from their parent’s arms at gunpoint.

Read More: https://www.stalberttoday.ca/opinion/column-its-time-for-tough-conversations-over-our-indigenous-present-3852232

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