Where are the children?

I never knew the nightmare that was to ensue when I was becoming an adult. This is a result of the effects of colonization on Turtle Island. I am a direct descendent of shishalh people. My direct lineage is better known to be referred to as xenichen people. Shishalh is the amalgamated term now used since all our villages were destroyed and our sacred ancestors have been dug up by european settlers and studied in their museums and universities.

The link below discusses about the very real issues that I had little information about when I was a child. I had not known the truth of what really happened to my ancestors in the mainstream education system until college in 2006

http://www.wherearethechildren.ca/en/exhibit/impacts.html

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