Author Archives: Senator Murray Sinclair

About Senator Murray Sinclair

Ojibway Anishinaabe Inini Mizhanagheezhik (n’dizhinikaaz) Namiigoonse (n’dodem) Lawyer, Mediator, Public Speaker Currently Canadian Senator for Manitoba Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba (2001-2016) Associate Chief Judge off the Manitoba Provincial Court) (1988-2001) Co-Commissioner of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba) (1988-91) Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquiry Judge (1997-2000) Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2009-2015) Thinker, poet, writer, philosopher, speaker.


Today I grieve for my country. I grieve for a family that has not yet seen justice from the moment a handgunned farmer pulled the trigger and killed their son. (why does a farmer need such a gun?) I grieve … Continue reading

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Love Sucks

A Note to my angry, broken-hearted Niece, because she thinks love sucks. Love sucks? Why, yes it does, when it goes wrong It hurts and makes you cry. It fills you with despair and hate and makes you wanna die. It … Continue reading

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Our children do not set out in life to fail

Our children are the ongoing prize in the cultural war that Canada declared against us over 150 years ago. Canada may believe that the war is over, but until the automatic weapons it created as part of that war, have … Continue reading

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Apartheid in Canada

Lessons From Canada’s Apartheid In this colonizer’s editorial, recently published in the Globe and Mail, ( ) lies the racist fallacy. On the one hand the editorialist says it is difficult to assess the population of Canada at the time … Continue reading

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He Found Peace

He heard her song as he sat lonely on the ground Her footsteps moving gently Through the trees He could not see But he could feel her Dancing slow In ever smaller circles Around his lodge of twigs and leaves … Continue reading

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The angry, hungry, thirsty being staggered from the darkness  of the creature  which had been his life for all these many years He sought to find those ones who had denied  his true existence to see  if just perhaps  they … Continue reading

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Residential school reading list

Many of you have asked for a reading list on the topic of residential schools. Ask and ye shall receive. Here’s part of a larger reading list I use. There are several related topics of course which I recommend people … Continue reading

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