Imagine losing your babies for no other reason than that your family heritage tracks back to pre-contact.
We are at more than ONE THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED AND FIVE children who were scooped and never went home.
Let that number sit with you. Hold it in your heart, and listen to what Indigenous people are telling you.
This is Canada’s shame.
This is what we have been hiding in unmarked graves.
This is “at least we aren’t as racist as the US”.
This is “we welcome everyone”.
This is the “Canadian Mosaic”.
This is what we don’t want you to see when we tell the world that we are just so nice.
This is “the world needs more Canada”.
This is families torn to shreds.
This is inherited trauma.
This is systemic genocide.