Social Justice Stories

building compassion, tolerance, and responsible citizenship through social justice narratives

Lacey Little Bird, a member of the Siksika First Nations Reservation, lives in Alberta in a tight knit community with a spirit of unity and cooperation. When she hears about a group of Canadian grandmothers who help African grandmothers support their families, she is eager to find out how she can help. In Africa, as in the Siksika First Nations community, when one gets sick, the whole family helps. However, due to the current African AIDS epidemic, the care for children falls to the grandmothers. Lacey decides to start a sewing project and soon becomes an inspiration to others with her community coming together to help. In doing so, they quickly find out that our similarities outweigh our differences and learn the power of a community unifying around a common cause.