« When our world is this sick, we must be the medicine. »
« For The Helpers » by Michael Redhead Champagne, blog North End MC, October 12, 2017.
My family taught me that sometimes you can say « I Love You » through the hard work that you do.
Today, it seems more than ever, our neighbourhoods and families are searching for community led responses to the never ending systemic challenges we are living through. At a time when faith in our official systems, police and politicians is at an all time low, we need somewhere to look for leadership and for hope. To the helpers in the village, I want you to look in the mirror. I want you to see every scar, every wrinkle, every grey hair as a badge of honour. I want you to see in your reflection medicine; the medicine we need to heal our shared pain. I want you to think back to the times you were cooking food, searching in the river, smudging or patrolling the streets, attending meetings, advocating inside and outside…
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