Monday, 21 June 2021

Mass graves found at Indian Residential Schools spark anger on National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Children of residential schools were silenced and we need to speak up

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Children of residential schools were silenced and we need to speak up 215 Children


The summer solstice arrived today with the rising sun. The sun also brought us National Indigenous Peoples Day, a holiday to recognize the contribution and celebrate the history, heritage, and culture of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. June is National Indigenous History Month but First Nations peoples have been on our minds since the sad discovery last month. The 215 children discovered buried at the Indian residential school (IRS) in Kamloops opened a wound for Canadians that has never healed for First Nations peoples; it's been festering. The history of the colonization of Canadian Indigenous people is a dark one, and there is no doubt new tragedies will be unearthed in the near future. I visited the memorial that has been created at Parliament in Ottawa to pay my respects to the lives lost in the IRS system. 

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Support on Juneteenth: List of black-owned pet care businesses in USA

Guest blog: Black-owned pet businesses to support on Juneteenth and every day

Guest blog: Black-owned pet businesses to support on Juneteenth and every day

We want to celebrate Juneteenth 2021 by highlighting some amazing black-owned pet businesses and their founders. These founders have created brands and products that support the health and wellbeing of pets and the lives of pet parents worldwide. Here is our list of black-owned pet businesses to support on Juneteenth and every day. Remember to actively seek black-owned businesses and small businesses to support throughout the year and not only when it is a topic of discussion.


https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=2681584&v=6939&q=393584&r=257293 

Monday, 7 June 2021

June 8 is Pet Memorial Day: Remembering Keira

She was a once in a lifetime dog: Remembering Keira on Pet Memorial Day

She was a once in a lifetime dog: Remembering Keira on Pet Memorial day


They say grief doesn't shrink, we just grow to accommodate it. I still haven't grown enough to make space for the immense grief I feel after losing my sweet Keira. I never expected to own a pet who would leave paw prints on so many hearts. Keira had a spirit that lingered; it lingers still. All the feelings are still raw and close to the surface, not enough layers of life and time to bury the pain. But as we approach a year since I lost my best friend, I've noticed like most things in my life, I'm slowly learning how to manage the emptiness. The hollow. I've found a few ways to fill it, even if only temporarily.