LIFE ON A NATIVE RESERVATION
We have poor healthcare. The nurses do not see us as a priority. Countless cases where nurses assigned to reservations have neglected their duties have been brushed off as nothing. 10 years ago, my sister had contracted an infection she had went in with a cough and the nurse had only said it was a minor cold. Last month she was tested for blastomycosis and tuberculosis, she still has not heard back. My mother had been tested for tuberculosis over 15 years ago and was put on “medication” for it. The meds they had given her had only put the TB in what she called hibernation that came back with a bigger bite and more severe symptoms than before. Living on a reserve is worse than living in a prison. The housing conditions are poor. The native reservation “Mishkeegogamang” has had numerous house fires since the beginning of the year and it hasnt even affected the world. A young family with two children under the age of six had burned alive because of the houses were not renovated nor inspected as they should be. There is no excuse as to why these houses have not been renovated other than “poor funding.” Most houses dont have running water, clean yards, hydro, etc. the houses stink of rot and mold. The newer houses are lopsided from the foundation not being set properly. They shift and crack as the years progress making the winter conditions very harsh.
Young Brodie had passed away on may 7 at the sandy lake clinic during noon while waiting to be seen. He could not be resuscitated. There is no acceptable excuse for the nurses as to why he could not be seen. His condition was horrible and should have been a priority. Children and elders should always be a priority especially if they have contracted an illness because their immune systems are very weak.
Please spread the awareness that this cruelty happens in what we call “thrid world canada.” Instead of focusing on missing africans, focus on your own canadian native women who have gone missing over the years. More than 1,000 have gone unnoticed. Nobody hears their stories, nobody hears their cries. Instead of focusing on hungry romanians, focus on the hungry bellies on the reserves. Most children only get fed once a day. They raise themselves. Instead of focusing on the holocaust in germany, focus on the genocide that had killed over 500,000 native american children who were beaten, raped, and killed by “christians”. This genocide has had a massive effect on generations and generations of natives. It damaged the residential school survivors pyschologically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and yes physically, it damaged them so much that their children and grandchildren also become damaged. I happen to be the daughter of a survivor. If it wasnt for residential schools, I would have had an actual father-daughter relationship with him. All i see when i look into his eyes is dispair and terror. A broken traumatized man. Please, raise awareness…