Truth and Reconciliation can be a contentious topic when it comes to Indigenous people especially in light of the recent Canadian Visit by Pope Francis and the finding of thousands of unmarked graves of children who never made it home from residential schools.
But Truth and Reconciliation can take many forms-Writing has become my way of awakening the truth of what has happened to me and Indigenous children globally via the Sixties Scoop.
Writing can serve as a tool for some people and for others it can be through alternative means such as art, and podcasts. I’d like to speak on how writing can play a role with truth and trying to reconcile within what has happened to me personally and indigenous people globally.
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Christine Miskonoodinkwe-Smith is a Saulteaux woman from Peguis First Nation and the author of “These Are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor” published by Kegedonce Press in December 2021. She is an author, editor, writer, and journalist who graduated from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Aboriginal Studies in June 2011 and went on to receive her Master’s in Education in Social Justice in June 2017. Her first non-fiction story “Choosing the Path to Healing” appeared in the 2006 anthology Growing Up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces. She has written for the Native Canadian, Anishinabek News, Windspeaker, FNH Magazine, New Tribe Magazine, Muskrat Magazine and the Piker Press. She has also co-edited the anthology Bawaajigan with fellow Indigenous writer Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler.
Carol Rose GoldenEagle is a Saskatchewan Author of the award-winning novel BEARSKIN DIARY. It was chosen as the national Aboriginal Literature Title for 2017. It was also shortlisted for 3 Saskatchewan Book Awards. The French language translation of this novel, entitled Peau D’ours won a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019.
Her first book of poetry – entitled Hiraeth was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. Her second novel – Bone Black– was released in the fall of 2019.
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