A Ladder to the Light: A Conversation with Steven Charleston and Sarah Quint

“Darkness will not last forever. Together we can climb toward the light.” Editor’s note: When I received my copy of A Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder’s Meditations on Hope and Courage by Steven Charleston, I teared up. The book found me at the right time. His words were a balm and a benediction […]

Decolonizing a National Holiday

On July 1, the SheLoves community gathered to ask the question: How do we decolonize national holidays? For far too long, history has been whitewashed and the truth has been hidden and ignored. Historically, July 1 is celebrated as Canada Day. On July 4, the United States will celebrate Independence Day. Both days mark the […]

Beyond Red Dresses and Orange T-Shirts

Nichole Forbes and Rachelle Fehr both live on Treaty 1 Territory in Manitoba, Canada. Tune in to their conversation on the challenges of being an Indigenous woman of faith. Both grew up in the church. Both have needed to shed harmful ideas the Church communicated, so they may embrace their full, God-given and glorious Indigenous […]

I Broke Up With White Comfort and It Cost Me

My ancestry runs both ways — the coloniser and the colonised. This has shaped the way I navigate the world.  I am an expert in code-switching. I recognise the privilege afforded to me as a light-skinned brown woman who is not Indigenous to the lands we now call Australia. Being from the Pacific was a […]

For Our Children, For Our Ancestors

Written on May 29, 2021 in response to the discovery of the remains 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation. The walls are screaming With silent cries The ground is drenched With generations of tears The earth trembles With terrible secrets buried deep in the soil buried […]