Mother’s Day Statement – Ontario Regional Chief Day

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day with Autumn at the Kam River Park in Thunder Bay
Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day with Autumn at the Kam River Park in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Our Mother’s haven’t always been so revered in society. The residential school era saw many of our women have their children stolen and their families shattered.

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry and movement have given rise to the need and urgency to find ways to protect our women and to preserve a secure future for our girls so that they can have and enjoy human rights and a deserving quality of life and security.

Our Grandmothers, the ultimate source of life and experience retold, are becoming so relevant in the movement to heal our communities and nations, that they are deserving of the utmost respect and reverence 365 days a year.

As Indigenous People, we aspire to protect Mother Earth in all of our efforts and are reminded that every day is Mother’s Day for planet Earth.