Updated: Nov 3
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In honour of Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada tomorrow, I want to tell you about a book I read earlier this year that took my breath away: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
This book is so beautifully written it reads more like poetry than a work of non-fiction. It reduced me to tears on several occasions, sometimes due to the solemnity of what was being shared and, other times, due to the author’s graceful and humbling way of describing nature.
When I finished the book, I was in equal measure inspired and pained.
The world would be a better place, if we all embraced the beautiful worldview of Indigenous people. I certainly wish I had had an opportunity to be exposed to Indigenous wisdom much earlier in my life.
In memory of and out of deep respect for all the children who were robbed of their right to learn from their ancestors, I will be wearing my orange shirt tomorrow and reflecting on how we can move forward in a spirit of love and reconciliation. I encourage you all to do the same.
Thank you for reading!
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