Human Rights are what they give you when they take away your civil and political rights.
Our elders spoke of these times years ago. Our struggle, our lack of self viability as a people. They have fought this fight.
This struggle, this fight became very real today, because it is now our fight. What will we pass to our children?
Will we vanish?
Our elders were not able to pass down which they lacked. My father’s compassion was beaten out of him at boarding schools. So I was taught compassion through others. My father’s capacity to show love was burned from his actions when the priests scolded him for helping others or speaking his language, so I now learn love through others. He couldn’t say I Love You, I try to say it as often as I can.
Our fight is picked up by our children, but what will they inherit?