Hello to everyone on the internet! I hope you've all had a great month, and I apologize for not posting here in a while. However, I have been busy writing, filming, editing, producing, and promoting my new series, The Gateway. The Gateway recently wrapped up its 5-episode run, and now I'm moving on to my next order of business, to be revealed in the coming days.
However, beyond that I want to wish everyone a happy Canada Day, especially in the midst of the Canada 150 celebrations. I am a proud Canadian teen, and I am also celebrating alongside my family and friends. Despite this excitement, and the cheerful celebration of our beautiful, happy, forward-thinking country, there is still plenty of work to be done here. Perhaps the biggest issue to be addressed, is the mistreatment of first nations peoples throughout Canadian history.
For many years, global media has portrayed Canada as a country that has always been entirely peaceful and welcoming. However, the ugly truth within our borders is the existence of strong, intentional genocidal actions taken by European settlers against indigenous Canadians, including the implementation of cruel and inhumane residential schools. These schools were just one form of brainwashing employed by the Europeans to force the first nations peoples to change their culture, religion, beliefs, governments, borders, laws, and many other structured systems they had in place. After this horrific destruction of culture, the Canadian government as it stands today was erected, and Canada grew from there into what it is now. Although the last residential school closed in 1996, and the Canadian government has been seeking acceptance from the aboriginal community for some time now, there is still much work to be done in the way of making Canada a safe and inclusive place for everyone.
Despite all this, I still truly believe that Canada may very well be the nicest and safest place in the world to live, and I remain in a celebratory spirit. I am looking forward to seeing what Canadians can do together next. To my friends around the world, I hope you all enjoy this weekend, and I hope you all have a great time.
As for my personal blogging habits, I once again apologize for not posting as of late. I figured I'd make some room today to write this though, as I felt it was an important post. I'm going to try and post more over the coming days and weeks, and I have some huge announcements to make soon.
Thanks for all the support in my, even in absence, and have a great weekend.