Treaty 2 Territory – If I had the chance to tell the premier of Manitoba that some of the kids are addicted to toys, would he listen? As adults are addicted to their wine, beer, or hard liquor, he chooses to keep the liquor stores open?
Well, here’s reality for us who provide care to children.
We worry about how sad and depressed the children will be, when they do not get toys for Christmas. The premier stole Christmas. At the extreme, some may even choose to end their life from sheer depression.
We may not be able to get together for Christmas with our family, but some of those families will not be able to buy toys or received the toys sent to them; Let alone afford toys.
What a grim Christmas for the children.
But wait, there will be adults celebrating with varieties of alcohol and weed, while children wonder why they can’t even buy a toy. They will wonder what they did wrong to have such a consequence.
How teenagers will ask why they get to buy booze rather than toys for their little brother or sister!
It is heart wrenching to know those children who happen to come into care and miss Xmas altogether.
TOYS ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE HEALTH, MENTAL WELLNESS, & WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN!!! TOYS PROVIDE FUN, IMAGINATION and INTELLECTUAL EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FOR INFANTS, TOTS, TODDLERS, CHILDREN AND YOUTH!!
Can the Premier of Manitoba hear the cries of the children?
Dr. Roussin? Has he not consulted with other colleagues of doctors who are child play therapists, pediatricians, child psychologists, and mothers how detrimental it is for our society to do this to their children by withholding the very gift they wait for – for a whole year?
People are already going to stores and liquor marts as it is.
Blog from Chief Norman Bone, Keeseekoowenin
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Last modified: December 21, 2020