Thursday Thoughts: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – 30 September, 2021 | Writers'  Guild of Alberta

It’s been a long time coming. The treatment of Indigenous people in Canada has been in the news more often lately. Most recently, the discovery of unmarked graves at several residential schools thrust the news of mistreatment to the forefront, maybe to a whole generation that may not have known of the disgraceful Canada’s past.

Mistreatment in residential schools still haunt the survivors and their children. The 60s scoop saw children adopted away from their culture, some never knowing who they really were. The ramifications continue to be seen through several generations.

There are events being hosted by different groups across the country. If you want to know more:

Are there more issues to deal with? Yes, there are.



Published by Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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