[content note for bigotry and homophobia] If you’re anything like me, this is a conversation you’ve probably had with your parents: “Ugh! I just hate her! She’s so awful!” “Samantha, don’t say ‘hate.’ Hate is a strong word.” “Fine, then, I strongly dislike her.” I always felt like I was being particularly witty, since “intense… via… Continue reading Raca is equal to murder… *repost
by Angie Mindus, Williams Lake Tribune, May 25, 2016 Occupation of the administration office at the Williams Lake Indian Band entered day two Wednesday with no quick resolution in sight. Six men entered the office just after 8 a.m. Tuesday after they forced their way in and asked staff to leave as women staffers […] via… Continue reading This is what real reconciliation looks like….
Ok this is a little dark so caution talking about infertility and lady bits and sadness…… Today I got back from the DR with a definitive diagnosis of Deep Endometriosis, and PMDD. Since modern medicine in very concerned about ‘keeping me fertile’…. my only options are to take hormones until I am no longer ‘breed-able”….… Continue reading Who’s priority counts?
While this is a fantastic step, that it took 10 years for anyone to care enough to “take this off” makes this “announcement” fairly anti-climactic. It is all just papers between people who are so far removed from the actual lives of indigenous people that it is ridiculous. Standing ovation in General Assembly greets Indigenous… Continue reading Canada officially adopts UN declaration on rights of Indigenous Peoples — Warrior Publications
Protesters at INAC office on Hargrave Street call for help for First Nations in crisis CBC News, April 14, 2016 Protesters have occupied an Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada office in downtown Winnipeg. “We have officially occupied INAC in Winnipeg in support of our brothers and sisters across Turtle Island!!!!” organizer Raquel Lavallee posted on Facebook.… Continue reading Winnipeg Indigenous and Northern Affairs office occupied by protesters — Warrior Publications
Originally posted on the VOKRA blog:
We received the following heart wrenching letter on March 22, 2016. To whom it may concern, I’m a renter and my family has recently welcomed our second child! We are now a family of 6 – Dad, Mom, Toddler, Baby, Dog & Cat. We rent because we don’t have…
or shall we just call it torture? I’m making a Powerpoint with 2 other grown women over 30. One who arrives to our meeting so coked out she can’t even form a sentence and the other is on such a white-guilt power trip that working with her while awful makes me resolved to be NOT… Continue reading Going back to school as an adult…
Chronic Illness sucks. Over the last year I have had so many life altering events occur, and the only thing i ever seem to be able to do is focus on this monster in my body. The article states that we don’t “fight” or “beat” Chronic Illness but that instead we: Cope with Manage Organize Contained… Continue reading New Year, New Outlook, New Goals
Originally posted on noonegetsflowersforchronicpain:
“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” -Buddha This is one of the most important life lessons one could ever learn for both a person who is hurting another and for the subject being hurt. This is why I never judge another person for almost anything he or…