Contributions

Rosemarie Erb – Nbisiing Secondary School

Submitted By: Rosemarie Erb

My mom has been gone five years now-she never really talked much about her time at the Spanish Residential school in northern Ontario until she wrote this short story. My grandmother went to the same Residential school and as an adult she suffered with sore and crooked feet from wearing shoes that were too small for while at the Spanish Residential school.
Now is the time for Truth & Reconciliation. At this time, I finally feel strong enough now to share my moms short story.

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Richelle Young – George Harvey CI

Submitted By: Richelle Young

When I was young girl, I knew who I was.
I had a family and community that I loved, and a culture that I embraced and adored.
But, I remember that day, when it was taken from me
my Aboriginal language
my older my brother
my health
my cultural traditions
my letters from family
they took my IDENTITY
now, we REUNITE & HEAL
we unveil the TRUTH & RECONCILE together as one.

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Richelle Young – George Harvey CI

Submitted By: Richelle Young

When I was young girl, I knew who I was.
I had a family and community that I loved, and a culture that I embraced and adored.
But, I remember that day, when it was taken from me
my Aboriginal language
my older my brother
my health
my cultural traditions
my letters from family
they took my IDENTITY
now, we REUNITE & HEAL
we unveil the TRUTH & RECONCILE together as one.

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Dante Brown – George Harvey Collegiate Institute

Submitted By: Dante Brown

Did you not see our FACES?

The FACES of Scared children
The FACES you abused
The FACES of children that couldn’t speak their own tongue
The FACES of children that couldn’t speak up
The FACES of lonely individuals surrounded by many
The FACES of the misunderstood
The FACES of those who didn’t understand
The FACES of outcasts
The FACES that sought out to go home so bad
The FACES of those who were caged in a world the [...]

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Varagi Natkunaseelan – George Harvey C.I

Submitted By: Varagi Natkunaseelan

Bandaid
When we get cut or scraped we use a bandaid, After the bandaid is applied, our parents used to kiss it so we would feel better. Our parents taught us that that jumping on the bed could be dangerous and could cause harm, so we would be too hesitate to jump, We learned that if you touch the stove you could get burned, We learned not to run with scissors because it could pierce through our skin and cause us to bleed, Currently, just a few of us are learning about the dangers of wha [...]

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