Thinking Of You

Who are you thinking of today? For many aboriginal people in Canada, they are thinking of their missing daughters.

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Reports on missing aboriginal women in Canada are so frequent lately that it seems almost impossible not to be angered by this sad and frustrating reality, and be confronted with the emotional turmoil that so many aboriginal families have to deal with on a daily basis.

I have been reading a book, called The Inconvenient Indian, written by Canadian author, Thomas King. Although I’m far from finishing it; however, I have learned a tremendous amount of histories and facts, pertaining to the aboriginal communities both here in Canada and in the United States.

I now understand why aboriginal people want to occupy territories in certain parts of North America. I now understand why aboriginal people dispute constantly with their respective governments on the issue of the legitimacy, or should I say, illegitimacy of the various treaties. I now understand so much more behind all the headlines and stories about the aboriginal unrest and uproar.

Who are you thinking of today? You may have the opportunity to see the one, of whom you are thinking right now. Sadly, for many people in the world, they will never ever have the opportunity to see the one, of whom they are thinking at this moment.

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