Posts By: Karl Low

Trishtina Godoy-Contois

A proud Métis student at Athabasca University currently completing her Bachelor of Arts in Political Economics with a minor in Global Studies.

I acknowledge my ancestors who come from Cree, Ojibwe, and Metis roots. From my great, great-grandparents who were from Split Lake and Camperville Manitoba, who carry the deep love of the wetlands through their blood. I acknowledge the Treaty 7 territory, where I currently reside, along with the Treaty 7 nations, the Piikani, Siksika, Kainai, Stoney Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina First Nations. I acknowledge the ancestral territory of Siksikaitsitapi, the Blackfoot Confederacy, and the home of the Metis region three of Southern Alberta, of which, I am a proud citizen. I was born at the foothills of the mountains and carry the great spirits of the mountains with me. Thank you, ancestors, and thank you Turtle Island for continuing to provide.

Now if that was too much for you. I also love coffee, pretending to hike frequently, and exploring uncomfortable topics. One of my greatest achievements was getting kicked off the debate team in Highschool for being too “ungentlemanly like”.

The Lines Separating Victims from Perpetrators

Hurt people hurt people.  You’ve probably heard this simple and tired statement used in a sloppy attempt to explain the nature of trauma to a victim.  I’m not saying that I’ve never used it myself, but when I heard it for the first time after my mother abandoned me, I got even angrier. What kind… Read more »