The basics of colonization:
To destroy a culture, you must destroy the children. You destroy the children by taking their mothers.
Women -- child-bearers, life-givers -- sit at the heart of the community. Indigenous culture is carried in the blood and breath of the mother who teaches the next generation. Two-legged and four-legged children alike are born falling to the ground and they fall down on the ground again to die.
To destroy a culture, you must destroy the mothers.
For 500 years on Turtle Island, colonization has threatened the culture, lives and land of Indigenous people.