Maya!

Canada

how could I be so faithful to the queen of media?

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yknow I'd really like to call myself a creator, but really I just dig up some words sometimes, and do my best to string them all together.

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January 24, 2019

PROMPT: Strike

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I would walk out of school for Canadian Indigenous rights any day of the week. Perhaps I was not there to protest when they were slaughtered, assimilated, uprooted; when children were torn from their homes; when a cultural genocide took place on the soil I am building my life upon. Perhaps I didn’t choose to be born onto unceded territory, onto stolen land - but I can and do choose to speak up, to challenge, to resist. I am here now, and I wield the power to make change. Because the survival of Turtle Island’s original peoples is worth stopping traffic for. 

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2 Comments
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Such a beautiful and passionate piece - I'm from Australia and I really feel this, as it relates to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people too <3


    11 months ago
  • Hanan Adi

    Yes, the Canadian Indigenous peoples! Along with the Australian Aboriginals, too often are they ignored and forgotten. Thank you so much for calling this to our attention.


    11 months ago