Editor’s note: This commentary was first published on social media on June 27, 2021, and circulated by members of the Peace and Friendship Alliance of New Brunswick. It is reprinted with permission and respecting the original author’s original spelling and capitalization.
AUTHOR’S WARNING: This statement is not to make people comfortable, in its place i have put thought into words and these expressions are to help people understand the conditions, attitudes and reactions of many people who still struggle with the Truth!
There is a time for silence and stillness, then there is a time for words of “Truth and Action.”
To understand the “GENOCIDE” that occurred (and continues to occur) to Indigenous People across Turtle Island and globally, one cannot ignore the fact of these 3 main institutions who have, and continue to, contribute to these “GENOCIDIAL ACTS.” They are (1) State, in our case canada and provinces (2) catholic church and (3) rcmp. These 3 establishments were the evil minds who teamed up to create this malicious plan to “KILL the Indian in the Child” as the first prime minister john a macdonald was quoted with the upmost pride in forming canada!
The state, church and rcmp took the words of john a macdonald literally as thousands of Indigenous Children and Adults were murdered in residential schools, medical testing facilities and as our people where cattled into reservations like wild animals branded and given tag numbers so they could keep track of the identity of who was a “SAVAGE” according to their status numbers. This is the reason why the rcmp where created; to make sure our people were rounded up and forced onto reservations to be regulated.
Unfortunately, many of our own people still are faithful to these 3 institutions that tried to extinguish us, criminalize our Sacred Ceremonies, and eliminate our Indigenous Languages. Many of our people have become priests, rcmp officers and politicians which are all colonial policy driven organizations who continue to commit “GENOCIDE.” It boggles my mind thinking that our own people are still dedicated, respect and honor these planted immoral organizations who time-and-time again have proven their disgraceful “Acts of GENOCIDE.”
Our own people will attempt to sugar coat “GENOCIDE,” especially the involvement from the catholic church. The catholic church is full of pedophiles and murderers that have been protected from popes, bishops and cardinals for centuries. The catholic church is the wealthiest religious institution in the world and has its own status as a country protected by its own laws, army and concrete walls. The gold and precious gems that are decorated in their churches (especially at the vatican) were mined by Indigenous Slaves where thousands died in those mines.
As Indigenous Children’s Bodies across our Homelands are found and revealed, Their Spirits are informing us to Speak the Truth, to go back to our Sacred Ceremonies (NOT CHURCH), to honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandmother Moon, Grandfather Sun and all Creation that sustains all Life. We must wash away the brainwashing catholic doctrine of “Guilt & Sin” and replace those controlling man-made words with “Sovereignty and Resurgence of our Beautiful Languages and Ceremonies.”
Indigenous People are not canadians, catholics or subjects of the state or crown.
We are Children of Earth, Rivers, Oceans, Forests, Sky, Mountains, Valleys and the Universe.
Nit Leyic – Nit Leyic – Nit Leyic…
May that Be the Truth – May that Be So – May that Be the Truth – May that Be So – May that Be the Truth – May that Be So!
Psi-te Ntolonapemok – All my Relations
Wolastoqewi Kci-Sakom spasaqsit possesom (Wolastoq Grand Chief morningstar burning) -Ron Tremblay is of the Kahkakuhsuwakutom naka Malsomuwakutom (Crow & Wolf Clan).