Canada is such a beautiful country with many incredible people. Sadly, no country is without social issues. A major social problem we saw in Canada was the many challenges the indigenous people face.
Many indigenous people live in reserves with self goverments. The others that live outside of the reserves, tend to have harder lives. The I’Ds in Canada mark you as indigenous or not. Also, although Canada is not known for it’s violent crimes; however, there are gangs created by indigenous. Most local gangs in Manitoba were run by indigenous people.
All of these social issues, was what inspired us to teach capoeira for free to the indigenous people. After a 45 mins drive, we were at wayway. Wayway was a school on an indigenous reserve.
The reserve and the school was very beautiful. The children were amazing and wonderful. About a hundred kids showed up. Teaching them was an incredible experience. The light in thier eyes, as they picked up some of the move was a great feeling. Some of them may not have a lot positivity in thier life. Hopefully, some will pick up the art and/or maintain a positive lifestyle.
Thank you all for reading this post. Much love!! Next week we will have a taste of Ethiopia in Canada. Have a great week and stay healthy!! Take care to you all!