Many of you have asked for a reading list on the topic of residential schools. Ask and ye shall receive. Here’s part of a larger reading list I use. There are several related topics of course which I recommend people take a look at such as Genocide, Colonization/Decolonization, Indigenous activism, child welfare and Indigenous children, […]… Continue reading Residential School Reading List
Last week a couple of children that I care for invited me to their school's Sharing Assembly. They were very eager to show me a dance and skit that they've been practicing with their classmates for quite some time, so I agreed to come. Little did I know that the theme of the assembly was… Continue reading Peel District School Board Honour’s First Nations
"Hi Shaleena ... We would like to offer you the position..." This week I've been eager to share some exciting news with those of you who have been following my journey! I am now a firm believer in the power of networking and perseverance because they are the main reasons why I can now say...I… Continue reading Dream Job Becomes Reality
I had a huge grin on my face when I drove to Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFCHS) four days ago. My hands and feet felt tingly and my breathing was rapid. When I pulled up into the parking lot I got out of my rental car and stood still for a few seconds. "Sigh. Wow.… Continue reading Four Days Ago
Imagine... Your mother had just given birth to you. The intense labour pains she experienced seconds ago suddenly disappear - your grandmother places you into her arms for the very first time. Smiling from ear to ear your mother rocks you gently and strokes your smooth cheeks with her warm finger. Your father, knelt down on… Continue reading A Silenced National Crisis
Tears slowly streamed down my face after watching the documentary film 3rd World Canada...