Toronto Indigenous organizer Millie Redmond never lost her power to astonish – Toronto Star

Toronto Indigenous organizer Millie Redmond never lost her power to astonish – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202140 Views

In this essay, titled “Millie Redmond: The Flame,” Miles Morrisseau writes about the pioneering community organizer. It’s from the new book “Indigenous Toronto: Stories That Carry This Place.”

The young man could not believe his eyes. It was Grandma Millie in ill-fitting second-hand clothes, sitting on a piece of cardboard and begging for change on the streets of Winnipeg, Man. How did this happen and, more importantly, how was she going to make it?

Winnipeg’s Main Street is a tough place for the homeless, especially when you are new in town and don’t know who’s who, what’s what, and where to go. She looked like a flightless little brown bird, holding up her cup to the wage slaves scurrying about on their noontime feeding breaks. How could she have fallen so far? It was only a few months ago that she had been serving soup to him and dozens of other homeless Indigenous peoples back east.

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