These texts are all either written by Indigenous individuals or are based on interviews with them. It is important to remember that each individual only ever speaks for themselves. No one person can represent an entire community, much less the hundreds of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
But if I’m being honest, lately, when this comes up — and isn’t it telling that it comes up often enough that I can begin with “lately” instead of “well the last time, a long time ago, man I can barely remember that time?” — I like to tell them about The Walking Dead.
At the age of 35 I can honestly say I do not know how many people I know who have drowned, died in a car crash, a house fire, snowmobile or boating accident, or killed themselves. I don't like to keep track, I just know the answer is a lot — too many.
Cette année, les célébrations du 150e anniversaire du Canada nous permettront de nous interroger sur la signification historique de la fondation de notre pays. Quant à Montréal, ou Tiohtiá:ke, elle fêtera son 375