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.

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 15 Comments

On Aboriginal Languages in Canada

Following, is my speech on The Senate Bill on Aboriginal Languages. Aboriginal Languages of Canada Bill Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tribute to Judge Bob Kopstein (Originally written in March 2014).

(Originally written in March 2014). This Sunday morning, I got up early in order to attend a morning funeral service at a local synagogue for a dear friend, Judge Robert Kopstein who passed away on Friday from lung cancer. Bob … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

On the Tragedy in Orlando

Following is the text of a statement I gave in the Senate about the shooting deaths of 49 people in a Bar in Orlando Florida on June 12, 2016: Honourable Senators, shortly after midnight on Saturday night, our openly gay … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Legacy

Our Legacy God’s head was not turned when our people were created. His eyes were not closed. Nor his thoughts far away on a task of more import. His mind was not distracted, Nor his heart locked away in a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I was not born to die

I was not born to die. Like everyone else, I will  But I was not born to die. I was born…to live. I was given life for a reason. …..to do something with it. I know I have a purpose. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CMS First Senate Speech

Speech in the Senate of Canada by the Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair on Bill C-14 (Medical Assistance in Dying) delivered on June 2, 2016 Honourable senators, I couldn’t help but have a feeling of déjà vu here as I was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments