vrijdag, februari 01, 2019

dagen, maanden, jaren: Carry Slee en Harmen Snel na 24 uur: Erfgoeddragers van Amsterdam vetleren medailles

Zo'n dag dus.

Om er de gierende pest in te hebben dat ik geheid geen 117 wordt! 


Dank jullie wel!!

Mensenlief, wat hebben we nog veel te leren

"I’m here for my parents—‘Did you miss me when I went away?’ ‘Did you cry for me?’—and I’m here for my brother, who was a victim, and my niece at the age of five who suffered a head injury and never came home, and her parents never had closure. To this day, they have not found the grave in Winnipeg. And I’m here for them first, and that’s why I’m making a public statement."
 Inuk Survivor from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut

Alma Mann Scott:

 "The healing is happening—the reconciliation.… I feel that there’s some hope for us not just as Canadians, but for the world, because I know I’m not the only one. I know that Anishinaabe people across Canada, First Nations, are not the only ones. My brothers and sisters in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland—there’s different areas of the world where this type of study happened.… I don’t see it happening in a year, but we can start making changes to laws and to education systems … so that we can move forward."

residential school Survivor

Chuck Strahl:

"Governments like to write ... policy, and they like to write legislation, and they like to codify things and so on. And Aboriginal people want to talk about restoration, reconciliation, forgiveness, about healing ... about truth. And those things are all things of the heart and of relationship, and not of government policy. Governments do a bad job of that"
then minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Steven Point:
"And so many of you have said today, so many of the witnesses that came forward said, “I cannot forgive. I’m not ready to forgive.” And I wondered why. Reconciliation is about hearing the truth, that’s for sure. It’s also about acknowledging that truth. Acknowledging that what you’ve said is true. Accepting responsibility for your pain and putting those children back in the place they would have been, had they not been taken from their homes.…
What are the blockages to reconciliation? The continuing poverty in our communities and the failure of our government to recognize that, “Yes, we own the land.” Stop the destruction of our territories and for God’s sake, stop the deaths of so many of our women on highways across this country.… I’m going to continue to talk about reconciliation, but just as important, I’m going to foster healing in our own people, so that our children can avoid this pain, can avoid this destruction and finally take our rightful place in this “Our Canada.”
the  [Honourable] former lieutenant-governor of British Columbia


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