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This Land is Not our Land

Hey Party People,

If you’ve been following the media last week you would have seen the headlines about the bodies of 215 indigenous children that were found at the Kamloops Residential School site. Children who had been forcibly removed from their parents, some as young as three, were taken to these schools to live out a trauma so many of us will never understand.

I’ve been struggling with how to respond to this tragedy and someone told me, maybe now is not the time to respond, its time to listen. So that is what I’m going to do.

Instead of reading my words this week I’d like to encourage you learn something about our indigenous brothers and sisters. Check out some of the below resources.

You can also check out this announcement from the Calgary Foundation where they list a number of indigenous organizations that you could donate to if that was something you felt called to do.

I also just recently learned about the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. A cultural and education centre located on the lands where Treaty 7 was signed on September 22, 1877. They created an e-book to share the story of how this place came to be.

And I want to remind you that at the end of the day we are all human and we all deserve to be treated and remembered as such.

With Gratitude and a heavy heart,



Jun 07, 2021

Hi Sara. Love that you’re on this in the way that you are!


Jun 06, 2021

These headlines broke my heart this week. I did take the Indigenous Canada course from the University of Alberta (it is free) this past winter. It truly helped to become educated on this topic. Why are we not educated in our schools? Of our history? The atrocities that have been done to these people, over several generations, is heart breaking. We cannot change the past but I believe we can make a difference in the future. Thank you for sharing and lets all learn who these people really are before we pass judgement.

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