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Candyce Miller I'm mad at end poverty page, it does nothing no real resources just promises of the idea Like · Reply · 1 · 11 hrs EndPoverty Edmonton EndPoverty Edmonton Sorry to hear that, Candyce. We do our best to share resources that address our six main game-changers around ending poverty, which are: addressing racism, access to mental health resources, affordable housing, accessible and affordable transit, livable incomes and affordable childcare, keeping in mind that we are at the very beginning of this work. What would you like to see done differently? We welcome the feedback. Like · Reply · 6 mins Julie Ali Julie Ali EndPoverty Edmonton I agree that organizations can't do all the work. Most of the organizations are working as hard as they can. The problems are leadership problems I think. The provincial government is in disarray in my opinion and has been for decades. We're the people of Alberta and we have no say in the disbursements of our tax dollars. The least among us suffer for no damn reason that I can determine. Meanwhile the NDP folks who we hired to change the system are lending $235 million to the oil and gas industry to fund their orphan well program. This is an egregious use of our money. We would much rather see this money in directed funding to help residents in the continuing care system who are some of the poorest citizens in Alberta. Why can't we have money to improve staff:resident ratios and improve educational levels of staff? I guess because we are powerless. Like · Reply · Just now

Canadian icon Gord Downie opened up the "The Secret Path" to us, sharing the story of Chanie Wenjack, a young Indigenous boy who died in 1966, as he tried to escape from a residential school. "The Secret Path" has gotten us talking, and has introduced a lot more of us to the concept of reconciliation. Join RISE - Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton for a conversation on May 29 with Mike Downie and Charlene Bearhead, co-chairs of the Downie-Wenjack Fund, which focuses on cross-cultural education to support healing and recovery.
Looks like it will be a fantastic free event - please consider making it part of your personal reconciliation journey.
Join us for a conversation on "The Secret Path" project and the future of reconciliaiton in our country. The event will take place in the Kule Theatre (Robbins Health Learning Centre, Room 9-323, 10910 - 104 Avenue) beginning at 6:00PM.…
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Julie Ali It has gotten us talking but I am dismayed by the comments I have read such as this one: http://edmontonjournal.com/.../serenitys-family-demand...

Serenity's family demand public inquiry into the little girl's death Allan S
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Melanie. She died in the care of kin. Typical native attitude, it always the Goverments fault.....
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It is the government's fault. They were responsible for the care of the children as the Public parents.
If the government takes children away from the parents, it is responsible for the care of the children.
When the government fails to determine that the placement is appropriate, when government fails to investigate care concerns, when government takes three months to investigate concerns from the community during which time Serenity dies, well then it is the government's fault.

Please note also that there were failures to do the proper checks of all the folks living at this placement:

http://www.ocya.alberta.ca/.../InvRev_4-Year-Old-Marie...
A home study was completed over three visits with Anne and Bruce. While some of
their children and grandchildren were present during the home study, they were not
interviewed separately. Criminal record checks and child intervention history checks
were completed for Anne and Bruce, but not for their adult children residing in the
home.15
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Julie Ali · 
University of Alberta
Also what exactly do you mean by "Typical native attitude". Is this the same as "Typical Non-native attitude" that natives think like this?
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EndPoverty Edmonton There is clearly a lot of work our society needs to do towards reconciliation. These are some definite examples of the attitudes that need to shift.
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Candyce Miller I'm mad at end poverty page, it does nothing no real resources just promises of the idea
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EndPoverty Edmonton Sorry to hear that, Candyce. We do our best to share resources that address our six main game-changers around ending poverty, which are: addressing racism, access to mental health resources, affordable housing, accessible and affordable transit, livable incomes and affordable childcare, keeping in mind that we are at the very beginning of this work. What would you like to see done differently? We welcome the feedback.
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Julie Ali EndPoverty Edmonton I agree that organizations can't do all the work. Most of the organizations are working as hard as they can. The problems are leadership problems I think. The provincial government is in disarray in my opinion and has been for decades. We're the people of Alberta and we have no say in the disbursements of our tax dollars. The least among us suffer for no damn reason that I can determine. Meanwhile the NDP folks who we hired to change the system are lending $235 million to the oil and gas industry to fund their orphan well program. This is an egregious use of our money. We would much rather see this money in directed funding to help residents in the continuing care system who are some of the poorest citizens in Alberta. Why can't we have money to improve staff:resident ratios and improve educational levels of staff? I guess because we are powerless.
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Candyce Miller And promoting the idea but nothing real
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