Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call to Action #73

We call upon the federal government to work with churches, Aboriginal communities, and former residential school students to establish and maintain an online registry of residential school cemeteries, including, where possible, plot maps showing the location of deceased residential school children. (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action)

Not yet two, he sleeps
Cozy on his grandma’s bed
Under star blanket cover

Does he dream of his busy morning play group?
Spoon music
Bracelet beading
Singing “I’m a little Metis from head to toe”

Does his great grandmother’s spirit visit him?
Reminding him
That he is lucky like her
Fair skinned
Able to pass

Just a toddler, he naps
Unaware of the search
For unmarked graves of 
Dead children.

His missing family.

Conni Cartlidge
May 15, 2018

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