The act of reconciling means the restoration of friendly relations; at least two sides are needed to do this action. Much of this labor is taken on by Indigenous peoples and it is exhausting. We are asking settlers to do their share.
Things YOU can do TODAY:
Visit or call a Native Friendship Centre in your area and ask what you can do to support.
Call a shelter with Indigenous clients and ask how you can help/what they need.
Visit/log on to your university’s Indigenous Studies program for a calendar of events to attend.
Freddy Stoneypoint, Ojibwe land protector and student-activist from Sagamok Anishnawbek, currently at Carleton University, has been arrested twice on stolen native land for direct actions supporting the rights and existence of Indigenous peoples: #Reoccupation and #Junexit
We hung out in Kahnesatake, Kanien’kehá:ka territory, where the town of Oka and the government of Canada continues to steal native land; a fitting place for our discussion.
Here is our conversation (it was a windy day!)
Ask questions about Indigenous issues & realities? Yes. Questions are good and welcome. Also, read and explore recommended resources so that we can have a discourse and engage EACH OTHER. In other words: Do your homework.