Capoeira with Canada’s indigenous

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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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!

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25 thoughts on “Capoeira with Canada’s indigenous

  1. This is a great post and it surprised me you decided to teach it for free. That’s incredibly kind of you. I love Canada but it’s embarrassing to see these wonderful people have to live like this and be treated like this. I have many native friends and honestly, these reserves should be made of gold because they are the nicest people I’ve ever encountered. It’s very sad. But great great post!!

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    1. I know! I’m part native as well. It’s a shame, how they are treated throught out the americas. They are some of the best people i know. Very kind hearted and warm. It is a real shame to see them mistreated.

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  2. It is a difficult issue in Canada, and a widespread issue for all native people of the world. I have some native Caribbean heritage, so it is nice to see this mentioned, for the sake of anything native. If you ever find yourself in Toronto, visit the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, a beautiful place, celebrating all that is indigenous. I last visited it in 2013, with very fond memories remaining to this day! πŸ™‚

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