Contributions

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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Saamiya Ahmed – GHCI

Submitted By: Saamiya Ahmed

Past, Present and Future

Hopeless, cant even fight for my home
Powerless ,crying for my Parents
Wondering where I am
Help me but no one is answering
I forgotten my family and my culture
Help me Help me
But no answer
I’m 65 years old i still have dreams
For when I got beaten and starved
No skills , no education and no job
I want to forgive, and let go,
Help me let go,
I’m damaged, mentally and physically [...]

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