Ali Colligan, an Anishnaabe woman, single mother, and community organizer, is fighting for justice for her daughter and all children in foster care. To continue this decolonial work, Ali needs financial support. We are hoping to raise $2,250 so that Ali can focus on the fight to bring her daughter home, and once she is home, take Georgia on a trip to Kamloops for healing and ceremony.
Rent & living costs: $750
Trip to Kamloops with Georgia: $500
Printing & campaign supplies: $500
Canopy tent & table: $200
Transportation (mileage & bus tickets): $150
Food for events & meetings: $150
On May 21st, Ali launched a public campaign with a rally in front of the MCFD office in Surrey and a march down King George Boulevard. “This is not just about Georgia,” Ali insists. “We need healing for the ones that have passed on, for the ones that are still stuck. We need safety for the babies in care now.” See photos here.
Since the rally in May, Ali has been organizing tirelessly. After the discovery of 215 unmarked graves of children killed at the Kamloops Residential School, she set up a memorial in Surrey’s Holland Park, which is still ongoing. See photos here.
“It goes back to residential schools,” Ali says. “They keep doing what they’ve done for how many generations, over and over and over.” There are more Indigenous children apprehended and living under Ministry care today than there were in residential schools at the height of their use. "It’s time to start healing our community," says Ali.
Read more about Ali's story here.
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