Category: Residential School
Thoughts and Prayers … And Indigenous Land Acknowledgments. Meaningless Words?
While I accept the gesture of someone saying my thoughts and prayers are with you when I experienced a loss in my family, these words don’t really comfort me. And yes, I understand they are meant to comfort. Meanwhile, I began noticing people acknowledging they are on Indigenous territory, on TV news stations, and at…
Building A bridge in Our Everyday Dialogue Is Part of Truth and Reconciliation
My dad, Isidore Deranger and older brother, Fred Deranger I started Empathic Witness podcast in October 2020. It has over a thousand subscribers. I admit this is minor, but it is steadily building, and listeners are returning to hear new episodes. By the end of 2022, more amazing Indigenous peoples from across Canada whose words…
Trauma Warning deals with residential school: another horrific discovery 2022
IRSSS Toll-Free Line: 1-800-721-0066 24hr National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 KUU-US Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717 Tsow-Tun-Le Lum: 1-888-403-3123 The discovery of 215 unmarked graves in Kamloops residential school last year created an outrage briefly. Until the news cycle ended in early 2021, society reacted quickly to the horror but then the attention faded away, just as quickly.…