Now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to raise a new generation of thinksers, doers, and dreamers while sharing the truth about our collective past and histories in North America.
When I began the Too Sexy For Contacts blog many moons ago ago, I set out to share my stories, art, and raise awareness of our true past as a nation [Canada AND the USA]. Over the years my writings and topics have varied greatly, but always circle back to this basic narrative, because being indigenous is a core part of my identity and how I live my life.
This July, I encourage everyone to take a moment to review the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. This is a short, to-the-point document that applies to all Canadians, in all industries, and all walks of life.
After, I would love to hear what your Call to Action is moving forward and I encourage you to share with us on social media using the hashtag: #my94CTA
The recent discovery of over 1300+ unmarked graves of Indigenous children at residential “schools” reminds us that Canada remains a country that has built its foundation on the erasure and genocide of Indigenous nations, including children.
I refuse to sit idle while Canada’s violent history is celebrated.
Mi’iwi [that’s all].
#CancelCanadaDay #NoPrideInGenocide #JusticeForIndigenous