I offer my Indigenous Relations services only to those willing to know, see and feel the truth of what was and what is ~ Considering the violent past our Ancestors survived there are many things that tried to keep us apart ~ the countless things that tried to make loving one another impossible didn’t work ~ We are living proof that love is stronger ~
You all need to support each other because you’re all in this together ~
You were all ripped from your roots, torn from your homeland, leaving your Elders behind, your strong women were burnt at the stake, your men were forced onto battlefields, you’re all hurting together and you all need to start healing together ~
As an Indigenous person what I see is white people, particularly women, directing a huge amount of racial hostility at one another, at members of your own race, to the point of violence ~
The truth is, you’ve been colonized for sooo long that you don’t even see how it’s impacting you ~
What I see is the continuation of pain and the re-formulation of the battlefield, sub-conscious trauma buried deep in your lineage playing itself out by way of blaming, shaming and guilting one another.
As I see it, white fragility is an illusion.
You’re not fragile, you’re strong and capable and well resourced.
You have what it takes to heal the deep hurts in your lineage that are dictating these racially hostile actions ~ You have what it takes to let compassion take charge and influence your decision to support one another in your recovery from having been colonized.
The process of waking up, of emerging from numbness hurts ~ You deserve to heal ~ You deserve to have support in that healing ~ You need to support each other because you’re all in this together.
I take a stand not only as a resilient Indigenous survivor, but as a human who doesn’t want to see other humans continue to hurt each other, and as a woman who knows that our natural state as women is to nurture one another.
CALL TO ACTION – RIGHT USE OF PRIVILEGE
Support one another in your healing & recovery of having been colonized and displaced from your homeland by calling in a Sharing Circle:
- Sit in someone’s living room together
- Pass an agreed upon Sacred Item like a Feather, Stick or Crystal perhaps
- Share from your hearts how being on a land you were never welcomed on has impacted who you are & how you are
- Hold a space of loving compassion
- Witness & support one another