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.

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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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

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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

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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

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If I but could…

If I but could I would reach back into your youth and stop the movement of the brutish hand that hurt and left the scar that lingers in you still. If I but could I’d cover you with shield of … Continue reading

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