Honouring Indigenous Peoples
Healing Initiatives for Indigenous Peoples and Colonisers
Indigenous Peoples Embassy is developing an initiative to heal the colonial traumas of Indigenous Peoples and Colonisers.
Many colonised lands have witnessed centuries of trauma for their Indigenous peoples and their colonisers. Indigenous people worldwide have common stories of genocides, land theft, broken families, exploitation, residential schools, enslavement, child trafficking and dehumanisation... Colonisers have common stories of civilising, broken treaties, exploitation, segregation and injecting abuse in Indigenous communities. It is a traumatic state of being, to be oppressed, it is also a traumatic state of being to be an oppressor. An oppressor loses compassion for others humans they compromise their ability to love.
All the help given by colonial governments to indigenous peoples is tainted with disrespect and an agenda of continual subjugation. When colonies apologise their help will be infused with benevolence.
Apologies for colonial atrocities are not for the benefit of the Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous People have to keep on finding ways to process and heal their trauma. Pointing and blaming the colonisers distracts from the self-care needed. Apologies will arrest the evolution and development of racist values used to justify colonisation and enslavement. Apologies would mean the UK would never again have a prime minister who is an unapologetic racist, Islamaphobic sexist, homophobic joker (Boris Johnson). Apologies will also mean the US, UK and Australia will end their complicity in the brutal colonisation of West Papua by Indonesia. #FreeWestPapua, #FreeWestPapuaWithLove. We can choose how we want to evolve. Apologies will help populations to increase their love and humility.
Colonial wars came with environmental wars and wars against women. Matriarchal systems in Indigenous communities were damaged. Women appreciate and understand life more than men because their reproductive systems afford regular introspections and insights. Matriarchs heal communities.
Indigenous Peoples Embassy is in service to Matriarchs.
Indigenous Peoples Embassy is developing initiatives to heal the traumas of colonialism. The funds given to Matriarchs in Indigenous communities will be tainted with love.
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