Senator Murray Sinclair answers the question, why can’t Indigenous people just ‘get over’ the residential school experience. Murray Sinclair was the chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which was created in response to the abuses in Residential Schools.

A must watch.

Video originally posted here.

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Cry by Lichon
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Looking through older photographs on my computer. Anxious for spring to come.

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# 2675 “Wash And Dry 2” by Scott Bergey
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12 x 9 , mixed media on paper. March 2014 (Sold)

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petition for canada to remake classic hollywood movies so they could say things in intervews like: “we saw the original u.s. version and thought that it was such a universal story that transcends cultures. we knew we had to tell the story for the canadian audience.” and “of course we had to change up the straight male lead to something more familiar to canadian viewers, which, of course, would be a bisexual woman.” also “we teamed up with a few americans to help us understand the culture and language of the film they had made. As much as we obviously had to change things, we still wanted to pay our respects to the original. that’s why we cast a white guy from toronto, who has a mum that was born in michigan, to play the character that gives the lead and her girlfriend some important information to aid them on their quest.” and finally, “we also put fun little things in the movie as a shoutout to the the usa culture, like in the opening scene you see our hero eating a hotdog with a giant plastic cup full of pop that’s bigger than her head, watching a ryan seacrest toothpaste commercial.”