Michelle St. John 1989 "Where the Spirit lives" IMDB
A young Native Canadian (First Nations person) fights to keep her culture and identity when she is abducted to a residential school.
Canada's Evil Ways Continue to Find it Out
Today is a very sad day in our shameful, ongoing history.
Dogwood - 2017: "Sunny Ways" -- The Creepy Double Meaning
Certainly not "sunny" for all:
Globe&Mail 2021: Ottawa adds five years to end water advisories for First Nations
Not to mention this:
VisionTimes Apr. 27/21: Canadian Doctor Blows Whistle on Neurological Side Effects of Moderna Vaccine in First Nations Indigenous Patients
But this almost pales in light of today's "unthinkable", belated news:
NatNewsWatch: Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in BC.
The Movie: "Where the Spirit Lives" was reviewed at IMDB, as "a great movie for everyone to see" -- a trite understatement, to say the least.
This is not a "great movie" in the sense of Hollywood -- it's a hugely IMPORTANT movie without which we would not have so much as an inkling of what Canada has done, and continues to do, to its Indigenous peoples.
As it stands now, with our increasingly untrustworthy "leadership", our young people may never, ever grasp the true intention of Life itself -- which is, of course, to LIVE as Nature intended -- as honest and unfettered as humanly possible.
I watched "Where the Spirit Lives" some years ago, and haven't been able to bring myself to see it again because, first of all, it's already seared into my brain and, not least of all, it was so heart-wrenching it brought me to tears and continues to do so each time it comes to mind.
Now it's time for me to watch it again, if only to do some small bit of honour to those many, many children, criminally wronged -- and to their living relatives suffering from both their past and their present under the criminally misguided yoke of those who would have us believe they fairly represent all Canadians.
The ongoing plight of the children of the First Nations peoples reveals that the Canadian government has been elitist and corrupt since the drunken and crude "leadership" of first PM John A. Macdonald -- knighted by an equally ignorant and evil monarchy.
Power, and especially the power of Politics attracts sleazy, evil bedfellows.
Think about that now, as Canadians bow and scrape to the dictates of the current administrations across Canada that have placed a filthy boot on the necks of all of their constituents -- under the guise of protecting them from a virus -- while continuing to destroy Indigenous life, having done nothing in the first place to prevent the pollution of their waters, and now dragging their duplicitous heels on cleaning up the mess.
Meanwhile, the lauded RCMP -- you know, the ones who "always get their man" -- having no clue whatsoever about what has happened to thousands of disappeared young Native females.
It doesn't take a genius to deduce that fewer potential mothers make fewer potential children -- especially considering this:
YayaCanada 2018: Canada's Eugenics Program - Sterilization of Indigenous Women ...
and the difference between "encouraged" and "coerced".
CBC 2019: The political quagmire of the prime minister accepting his country's complicity in genocide
How anyone can look at the Canadian flag and feel true pride is beyond me. (You may have noticed that my blog colours are red and white, indicating my nationality, but that's all it indicates.) It might be somewhat different if true amends had ever been made, but the stench of evil still wafts through the air, and it's far more true to say "our home's on Native land" than the duplicitous, maudlin tripe we call our National Anthem.
"Where the Spirit Lives" 1989. See how well you sleep after watching it.
28/5/2021 02:41:28 pm
I can understand why he would say that, Brian, but maybe it's best to try to view life as a "challenging" picture; otherwise we might as well just throw in the towel now -- and I guess I'm not ready to do that yet, and I like to imagine you aren't either.
28/5/2021 04:22:49 pm
I watched "Where the Spirit Lives" several years ago after you brought it to my attention. I was moved then and continue to be when the images flash back in my brain. The movie's settings are very close to home and its message went straight to my heart.
28/5/2021 07:08:50 pm
Hi M.R. You make me think about what it must be like to be the parents of school kids right now, having to admit they have no power over their own situation let alone that of their kids. The whole family dynamic has been thrown into disarray. And, yes, for First Nations families, that might well hearken back to when the government assumed the power to kidnap their kids.
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