Maybe a comment on news now and then, as a former paid informant (newspaper), but mostly just a personal insight or an opinion on all sorts of life minutes. Yes, it may be a little self-indulgent, and hey who cares about my opinion, but if you can’t talk to your friends and family, then who? Right? By the way, if you’re reading my blogs, welcome to the family!
After years of opinions, diatribes, and alleged inspiration, the Facebook friends kind-heartedly suggested I write a book, or a column, or as Lois demanded, “Blog, woman”!!!
And thus, a new blog was born; another Phoenix rose up from my nine lives. Henceforth, I AM Blog Woman!!!
Mostly, this is for my insatiable need to write and for my son. My posts are ostensibly letters to him. I am hopeful the record will show what I stood for, and even what my foibles were, and that ultimately, he will still be proud of the person he calls mom.
As a citizen of the Cree and Michif Nations, I stand up for all Indigenous Peoples. Please allow me to clarify the “Metis” confusion that still abounds in Canada. “Metis” is a nation, a nationality of a specific ancestral group. We are not what was taught for decades in Canada – which is, any Indigenous nation mixed with Europeans means one is “Metis”. If one is of mixed ancestry, but is not Metis specific, that means one is known as non-status First Nation of whichever nation the Indigenous ancestor is from. Metis is not a ‘racial’ qualification, nor does ‘blood quantum’ apply.
I’d also like people to know that seeking justice for the most marginalized is not about living in the past. It’s about acknowledging how many benefited then and still benefit from the injustices toward us. Dishonoring the original treaties is where the failures began.
Thanks so much for the visit.
Tip for the day: “Ego says once everything falls into place, I will feel peace. Spirit says, find your peace and everything will fall into place”. (M. Williamson)