They Took The Children Away..

Here is a song that I first heard about 4 years ago. I was listening to CBC Radio (Canada), driving in my car. I had to pull over and weep deep bitter tears. It was played as part of a programme actually addressing whole generations destroyed in the residential schools, in Canada over the decades. Canadian First Nations children ripped from their communities and sent there. The commentator drew an interesting parallel though, descrbing this same campaign against Australian, New Zealand etc. aboriginals. It gave me pause for thought, how widely this was perpetuated. There is another video using this song, a Canadian version with a slideshow of our own, residential schools. Today all the residential schools are closed as far as I know, but this form of genocide and family destruction continues in the form of child ‘protection’ agencies. They are still taking the children for the flimsiest of excuses, or instead of working with the families and actually helping the children. And..just like those children who were grossly abused in every way, in those institutions, so are the foster children being abuse, or dying at an alarming rate! I don’t watch this video too often, it is too emotional. I never dreamt, as I heard this song the first time, that a few short months later, I too would be missing my son, missing all the special days with him- birthdays, Christmas, camping etc. This has to stop! The children… need to come back

Karen Plumridge Posted by Karen Plumridge on April 12, 2012 at 7:28am PDT

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