Letter to the Editor: Anna Flaminio — Feb. 20, 2013

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RE: Two bodies found frozen (Saturday, Feb. 16 edition of the Daily Herald)

How many fellow human beings must die before we care, shake our head, and call ourselves to action? How many people must freeze to death before we do something substantial?

This winter in Prince Albert we have lost 3 beautiful people, left out in the cold to freeze a brutal death. Do we blame the victims? Do we care less about our relatives suffering with addictions issues? Who in your family is addicted right now? If they were out on the street, wouldn't we get out there and make sure they're fed, clothed, housed and warm? 

When did we cut off our human sense of care for our relatives?

When did we forget we were related to each other, as Metis, First Nations, and non-Indigenous peoples, and when did we turn a blind eye when our brother or sister was asking for help?

Our city desperately needs more shelters for relatives without a home, more warm places, safe places to come in from the cold. We should not stand for any person dying in the cold.

In honour of relatives who have passed,

 

Anna Flaminio

Prince Albert

Organizations: Prince Albert, Daily Herald, First Nations

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