**Credits at Bottom**
Today I am wearing orange in remembrance of all the Indigenous children that were ripped from their mother’s arms and sent to residential/ boarding school. In those schools they were beaten, tortured, raped, and murdered. Recently, mass graves of children have been found in Canada and the USA. The first one had over 700 murdered children. Our people still tell stories and have nightmares over what happen. White people literally broke into their homes and stole their children. They were then taken to these “schools” to be “re-education”. In other words, white men took Indigenous children and tried to wash away their traditions, language, and beliefs. They tried to make them white so it would be easier to take the land. My people will never forget!
Today we were orange to remember every man, women, and children that was murdered due to gun violence. Every day in the USA over 100 people die from gun violence. That is tens of thousands of people each year. These people should not lose their lives. In Texas, people can carry a gun with no background check, no training, and no license. It is disgusting. We need better laws and people need to go through better background checks. They should have to go through psychological exams. We need to stop letting the NRA tell us that guns are so great. The Second Amendment was not wrote about AK47s and nine millimeters. The Second Amendment says, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In today’s world that would be the National Guard for each state. Now don’t get me wrong, I am ok with people having guns to a point. I understand if you live in a really bad area and you need protection. I understand if you live in the woods and need protection. What I do not understand is why people are so against background checks. So today we were orange in hopes that this world will be better.
Native Borading Schools here
Gun Violence Statistic here
2nd Amendment here