Tag: Aboriginal Experience

Canada at 150

to speak of her, in this time salts my eyes, with pride sea to mountain, her nature, her strength her diverse peoples too yet we must face vile truths darkness of humanity those who first walked this magnificent land First People’s tormented by: John…

Reboot

crown ruler god on earth their pitched battles masters and solders bring civilization at barbarous blade point grandeur imperial crux ingest, assimilate, consume conquer mighty forests, rivers, wildlife subjugate indigenous populations decree, upon edict, upon proclamation cracks find a portage in absolute power resulting…

What a couple of weeks…

I do not write about work very often. Preferring it is our business, so to speak. But at these times, as a part of my own route to healing, this I need do. Mortality: “the state of being subject to death” How often I’ve…

Restoration

our ancestors respected their kind domicile Mother Earth’s abundant refuge light, birdsong, their time pieces a morning musk offered forecast rustling leaves identifying the day’s temper animal moments framed seasons of waste nothing of use all then all torn asunder nearly obliterated: language, ritual,…

Torn from Their True Life

their profound blood born in the pristine lands of Turtle Island were then, by invading men torn from their true life in genocidal assimilation yet look to the sunrise how fragmented hearts, spirits, minds bring themselves up drum, feather in hand sing proudly for…

What has changed?

The more I read about the aboriginal history in British Columbia, the more incensed I become. How things haven’t changed in the past 148 years… Scuffle Let me put it into a simple analogy: The two-faces of Stephen Harper show during his apology for…