National Day For Truth and Reconciliation
According to Canada.ca, September 30th of every year marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honors the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is vital to the reconciliation process.
A Tribute To The Children
“Little Angels, I am sure you are resting in the bosom of the Lord, which is a much better and happier place.”Femare Okemena (Lady Scribbler)
Too Painful Past
It was touching to see heavy hearts worn on the faces of the indigenous people on the Live broadcast, today. Many unspoken words and questions. Here is an excerpt of the painful past:
“Between 1867 and 1996, the Canadian State abducted more than 150, 000 indigenous children from their parents and forced them into these schools as part of a campaign forced assimilation. Thousands were subject to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. According to the official register 3, 213 died. The real number is certainly much higher. . .Guardian.com
Suicide, neglect, and disease all contributed to the devasting loss of life.”
One of the wonders of the world should be, Man’s inhumanity to man. We might make amends for the sins of the past, but wickedness is not new in history and is still prevalent in society today. The world is not going to get better. It was prophesied long ago in the Holy Bible. Jesus said, “. . . in this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (New International Version of the Holy Bible)
Protect the children
We must protect children in every way possible, many are abused in places where they should feel safe. Please report predators. There is a true life story of a father who abused his daughter and the mother was afraid to talk about it because it would bring shame to the family, unbelievable if you ask me. More than 600,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year, and every year more than 400 million children around the world are exposed to child sexual exploitation and abuse, according to a new report by Economist Impact. Let’s pray for children, take deliberate steps to protect all children around the world, and support genuine organizations (please research first before you support) that help kids the best way we can. It starts with us, let’s show love and a little kindness.