WELCOME! Please join the ongoing Conversation in Reconciliation.
This page is a space for Visitors to the ONLINE PÎKISKWE-SPEAK ART AND FILM INSTALLATION to leave responses in WORD. You are invited to submit reflections, stories, poems, essays, and other forms of creative writing below. Upon review*, these will be added to the continuing Conversation in Reconciliation that Beth and Lana began in communities across Canada with the Pîkiskwe-Speak Tour in 2017-2019 (See TOUR STOPS).
In each community they visited, Lana and Beth launched the Pîkiskwe-Speak Installation with a Community Conversation in Reconciliation. An Indigenous Elder from each host community guided the conversations, helping participants understand the impact of the Indian Residential School system on the people in their home territory. Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians joined the conversation across the land and we hope you will join the conversation virtually, in this space, so we can work together to heal the wounding in our nation and build community in this shared land.
RESPONSES BELOW include comments that were left in the Pîkiskwe-Speak Sharing Book by Visitors to the Art and Film Installation in Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Yellowknife, Winnipeg, Regina, Halifax, Toronto (York), and Vancouver.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL ADD A RICH DIMENSION TO THE ONGOING CONVERSATION IN RECONCILIATION.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS HONESTLY BUT KINDLY.
*THE OWNER OF THE WEBSITE, BETH WISHART MACKENZIE, RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SCREEN SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION ON THE WEBSITE.