Seeding for the Future

Which land do you walk on? Do you remember those who have walked before you as you tend to your garden for sustenance and survival? Before the chain linked fences, concrete borders, brick walls and neatly patched roofs, this neighbourhood was a river stream teaming with salmon, uninhibited, migrating back and forth from their home. I’m wondering how we as settler people, isolated from this history of the original stewards and systems of the land, can tackle the root of our apathy and indifference to push for momentum in the Indigenous land sovereignty movement in Ontario and beyond. To collect seeds of knowledge along the way and plant them in the hearts and minds of non-native peoples. To free them from the imperial powers' shackles that hypnotize us to be self-serving and protective of our individual peace rather than collective peace.