🌹STREET SMART PROJECT 2019🌹
Consulting with #youngpeople regarding the Street Smart Project for #2019 .
We want to ensure our project is #responsive to their needs and that we are providing them with #safer#healthier alternatives to AOD use, #boredom and possible anti-social behaviour.
We might be #unfunded and receive little support but the YP want us there so we are NOT going anywhere. #staytuned
For more information on the Street Smart Project or how to get involved, please visit us at:
Future Ancestors // Riley Yesno, Eabametoong First Nation, Prime Minister’s Youth Council, Canada. > It’s hard for me to hear conversations on inventions that haven’t been made yet to save us from climate catastrophe when Traditional Knowledge holders know what works and what can save us. Many don’t know the inherent truth in that, and that’s why this new Indigenous Peoples platform @UNFCCC level is so important. >
The thing that is special about Indigenous People, whither you are Inuit, First Nations or Metis, is that we have this collective experience of a colonial past in Canada. An injustice against one of us is an injustice against all of us. If we applied this globally it would be transformational. Environmental racism hits Indigenous People hard, and climate change is existential for us. In the taiga at home, I have serious concerns about deforestation and habitat loss — it’s such a weight.
You’ll never dismantle the master’s house with the master’s tools, I think a lot about that quote working here at the @unfccc and with the Prime Minister. Making a minister think differently about things is a power I never thought I would have had. You want to believe politicians are fire breathing dragons and then you realize they aren’t really but are strapped down by systems they fall victim to. >
A win for me is not just the preservation of the land and sea ice, it’s about the people, centuries of traditional lands for the Inuu and Inuit, that’s where their ancestors are buried, where their teachings are, where their children are born. Recognize the magnitude of that. >
I was taught that the reason you were standing where you are is because of all of your relations who came before you, the only way to honor the dead is to fight like hell for the living. Every action that you do is for the seven generations to come. That keeps me going.”
A story project from the @unfccc UN climate negotiations by @cj.nunataq, stay tuned for more stories. ✊🏽
You may remember a walk some time ago to Wilson's Prom - This weekend I'll begin trekking to Gariwerd/the Grampians, hoping to raise funds for camps in Djap Wurrung who are protecting sacred land from development and cultural genocide
More details here https://www.gofundme.com/walking-for-djap-wurrung-melbourne-to-grampians&rcid=r01-154396267306-fedf0e6b67b44128&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m
Hold on to what is good,
Even if it’s a handful of Earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it’s a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it’s easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday I’ll be gone away from you. ~Pueblo Blessing🙏🏽🌟
At least 6,000 indigenous children died while in the residential school system in Canada .
These “schools” were established in the 19th century as a colonial strategy to “take the Indian out of the child” and destroy indigenous cultures. It was nothing short of an attempt at cultural genocide. The last schools didn’t close until 1996.
The legacy of the abuse experienced by these innocent children in Canada’s residential schools is extensive. .
Over the century that they operated, indigenous children aged 4-16 were forcibly taken away from their families and subjected to horrific psychological, physical, spiritual, and sexual abuse - leaving a legacy of dysfunction that has been passed down to second and third generations. .
Some children who attended these schools in the 1940’s and 1950’s were even subject to science experiments in which they were deprived from essential nutrients and dental care.
The first step is for ALL Canadians to UNDERSTAND what happened to these children in these schools. The second step is for EVERY Canadian (not just government officials) to support action to heal and build up every indigenous community in Canada .