Recently I wrote about forgiveness and the way I was responding to the 215 children in a mass grave, at the Kamloops residential school. When I think about my reaction, I have to immediately step outside of myself, and think deeply about my fellow Indigenous People. How to process the shock and awe of the discovery of these mass graves. Many people are … [Read more...] about How to process the shock and awe of Kamloops?
Written by Ruth Hird and Rev. Dr. Ed Hird Oh, Canada...we have so much to answer for. What would it take for us to truly rediscover that every child matters? Before the COVID lockdown, I (Ruth) attended the Children of God musical where Corey Payette performs 'Gimikwenden Ina (Do You Remember)'. I invite you to listen to this song in remembering the 215 souls. (If it ever … [Read more...] about The Residential School tragedy: Every child matters
When the news came to the world about the cemetery in Kamloops Residential School this was no surprise to me as an Indigenous person. This reaction was not because I’m cynical and think the worst of people, but because it’s common knowledge amongst our people and residential school survivor stories and testimonies that this was the case. In general, the overall 500-year history … [Read more...] about A chance for dialogue about true reconciliation