dear nehiyaw awasis

This is for my Indigenous brothers and sisters. This is for all the rez kids. This is for me.

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our fire is hungry and so are we

In Sylvia McAdam's "Nationhood Interrupted" (Which is amazing I highly recommend it) She discussed the roles of women pre contact. The roles our Nêhiyaw iskwew had were powerful, meaningful roles that upheld our communities. Our iskwew were never complacent, never the object of a mans will - and never subject to demeaning treatment or people who would not allow them to be exactly what they were - iskwew - promising the existence of the future generations.