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.

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, (https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/indigenous-peoples-and-the-need-for-a-way-forward-made-in-canada/article34568640/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& ) 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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Emergence

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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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

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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

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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

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