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Jody Quine from the Georgia Straight article (on-line)

Just found out my friend Jody Quine was featured in an article from the on-line version of Vancouver’s Georgia Straight (click here to see the article).

Two weeks ago Jody Quine and I got together to shot a video for her song “Go On” from her recent album “Stand Up”.   You can click here to see the video.  It was a labour of love.  Especially as I too suffer from depression and in working on this song, it really helped me though a bout of darkness I had been experiencing.  I am grateful to Jody for putting her trust in me to shoot the video for her.

 

 

The other day Sunny Dhillon from the Globe and Mail interviewed me. In the paper it made the front page of the BC section! Click the link the read the article: “Life in the shadow of a psychiatric hospital can breed fear that spans generations”.

It was my first interview as an employee for the Kwikwetlem First Nation and I was so nervous. I’d seen my boss, the Chief of the nation, do many interviews. Though some modes and methods kicked in stemming from having been in front and behind the camera. A certain amount of self-awareness took hold in each moment. I didn’t want to say the wrong thing or what I consider taboo in this case, trip into personal opinion.

Oh I hold quite strong opinions on many things to do with aboriginal issues, specifically and generally. My tongue bled as I clenched it between my teeth!

And continue to bleed I must. Truly I am only an employee and not a member of the Nation. Certainly I speak to generalities of the aboriginal experience witnessed everyday, especially considering my Metis roots, but for the Nation whom employees me, I leave to their voices, their truth.

excepting Globe and Mail article © 2012 by DC Lessoway