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What does Truth and Reconciliation look like?
Reviewed in Canada on November 3, 2019
Jesse Thistle generously, simply, and beautifully shares his raw, rich, and personal story - the truth that those living on Turtle Island need to know. We see our complicated ugly history and the brutal violence in our systemic racism, patriarchal practices, ever-present colonialism, and the sorry ineptitude of our institutions. We are given an intimate look at the life of the homeless person we pass on the street, and an understanding of what it means to need to assuage one's pain with addictive substances. We see the humbling, massive inner strength of this beautiful human being. Jesse Thistle does not cast blame, but we can easily and uncomfortably reach our own conclusions about our complicity in the trajectory of his life. We can be inspired by Mr. Thistle's spirit, by the love of those in his life, and by the robust Métis culture and people as we find our own role in Reconciliation.