Posted March 8, 2017
It would be really easy to post a picture from Infinite Storms, and a pithy little political shout out – you know, something like “the women of Infinite Storms salute the women of the world”. Easy, but a little empty. These days, one single day on the calendar doesn’t seem to matter much. These days it feels like every day needs to be a reminder to be humane, to be just, to be aware, to do something to make the world a better place. Still, it is International Women’s Day, and it feels important to recognize it, to claim it, to honour it. I’ve decided to make a donation to the Native Women’s Association of Canada. They work to advance the well-being of Aboriginal women and girls, as well as their families and communities through activism, policy analysis and advocacy. Files being addressed by NWAC include: education, employment and labour, environment, health, human rights and international affairs and violence with a special focus on missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. I’m also making a donation to the Onaman Collective’s Land Fund to support their goal of building a permanent traditional knowledge, Indigenous languages, and arts camp. Small gestures. Big dreams. Women. Strength. Compassion. Resilience.
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