Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
My goal with this piece was to convey the nature of grief and loss, as well as the catharsis that is achieved when one is finally able to accept what happened and move forward. While this piece does take place on a reserve and is written from the perspective of a young native girl, the context in which it is written is not exclusively a native one. Rather it's purpose is to deliver an accurate portrayal of the human condition, something that we all share despite the immutable characteristics that seem to define us so heavily in today's society. This is what I believe to be the true essence of truth and reconciliation, a mutual understanding achieved by choosing to recognize our shared humanity instead of our superficial differences.