In the past few weeks in Canada hidden graves in Catholic church run Residential Schools are being uncovered using ground penetrating radar. Currently over 1,000 remains of children from only 3 schools have been identified. As these scans are completed across the country, fears are that deaths will exceed 10,000. Flags in the Township of Georgina where I live have been at half mast for weeks. July 1st 2021.
CORN: CELEBRATING WHILE REMEMBERING
It is a wacky world we’re in We’re cruel too much We hate and sin
We are diverse but still shut down Superior whites From out of town
Indigenous here all along Their corn and maize Coloured and strong
Like GMO now’s driving out For centuries It’s been a rout
In Europe there used to be blue corn Batchelor button flowers They now morn
But we have them here in our town Lining the roads Don’t mow them down
Like flags that now hang at half mast Let’s keep the corn flower And grieve and honour all indigenous past
Last year town staff mowed down the beautiful corn flowers lining our country roads. We are lobbying to keep them as a memorial as well as the half mast flags to honour and remember lost First Nations children. We believe it is fit that those of us of European origin particularly encourage this as a token of our grief for how the First Nations people have been treated for centuries, and a small gesture in keeping the pressure on permanent solutions being implemented from the recommendations in the 2008-2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Today I add this note. Today is the FIRST National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, related to the horrendous historic indignities perpetrated on the Canadian Indigeneous population. It is fitting to offer you an interview with Alanis Obomsawin, 89 year old Abenaki American Canadian filmaker, singer, artist, and activist primarily known for her documentary films. She has made 50 films, she was interviewed by Tom Powers on Q (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) which aired today. You will NEVER forget it. See the Youtube link below. peterwill
Born in Scotland, lived in England, undeservedly married to Veronica, living in Canada. We have three daughters with wonderful families.
An accountant by training, but a career mostly in Canada in varied business environments.
After revelation about Our Triune God's Covenant and then retiring in 2014, I started writing poetry to try to understand the source of my childhood confusion and struggles since. The Lord's constant encouragement and love keeps drawing me to express my appreciation.