As a white woman of European descent who is committed to standing in sacred ally ship – I know I was born into the privilege of my skin and so I have to use my voice.
First off – wherever you are in the world, I invite you to become familiar with the land of where you reside – even if it is not the land of where you were born. Become familiar with any treaties that may exist that identify where your home is, and most importantly begin to understand who the original stewards were. The original Ancestors of that land – whether you are in an urban highrise in Singapore, a suburb in the UK or a cabin in the woods in northern Alberta – when we understand where we live, we come into relation with the Earth and her original peoples.
I live in the traditional territories of Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant and is also known as Hamilton- located in southern Ontario.
The world has been colonized over, and yet we still have an opportunity to support the Indigenous peoples of today and stand in sacred ally ship – this is how we heal as a collective.
This is how we step into the prayer of Unity.
I am committed to maintaining this page with constant resources that have helped me understand, that are shared with me and that support us, especially Canadians, in understanding the TRUTH in the history of this land and its original peoples. Reminding you, like many of you, I did not learn this in school as a young girl, and only now as an adult is the true history being shared, and so I believe it is our role – especially if we live in North America and are not of Indigenous descent, to bear witness, unlearn, listen and learn.
Thank you for spending time on this page.