Time has passed since the atrocity that is the residential schools. But people today still suffer from memories of what happened during that time. There are individuals that managed to hide and stay out of attending these schools. The ones that had to attend these schools, suffer from emotional stress, dependency on drugs & alcohol, physical and mental disabilities.
At some point in time a man decided that money would help mend the wounds that are on the backs and faces of these people that attend these schools. Money can’t bring back a childhood or a friend that has died from being brutally beaten. Money can’t teach us our language from our people. Money is the reason we’ve become so lost and dependant on drugs, alcohol, and many other addictions. Money is the reason we hate and lie. Money causes families to fall apart.
If we took a second and looked at ourselves, and realize the potential we have in our hands and in our body. We can heal, we can help each other, we just have to get up and try. When we look at the children of today they don’t know the history that is our people, they don’t know the importance of tradition, they will probably never know, that’s if we don’t rid ourselves of this wanting and needing of money. If we were to abolish the crave we have to possess money, we may be able to abolish the addictions that control the lives of many of our people. All it takes is one step, this one step can mean the world to many.
Let’s stop asking for money and let’s start teaching our people about; our people and our traditions.