Month: July 2021

Residential school tragedies are not news for Indigenous people

Residential school tragedies are not news for Indigenous people

Recently, non-Indigenous Canadians learned hard truths about our colonial history. Truths about the genocide of Indigenous people and their culture through Canada’s residential schools. We must recognize that our feelings do not compare with those of Indigenous peoples. We need to listen and engage true empathy. These weeks have amplified feelings and emotions from the …

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Black Lives Matter: Are we making progress in the fight against anti-Black racism?

Last summer, after the murder of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter rallies were held. People from across Simcoe County attended, supporting the Black community. A year later, I’m reflecting on where we are now. Have we made significant shifts in dismantling systemic anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in our communities? Perspectives on how much has changed …

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