To Remember was inspired by “Seven Fallen Feathers” written by Tanya Talaga. It is the account of seven indigenous high school students who died in Thunder Bay.
Five of the bodies where found in the river or Lake Superior.
The seven feathers in this piece represent the light and spirit we have lost when these children died. The black outlined feathers commemorate the missing and murdered Indigenous women and children. The smallest feathers represent the many ten year old children who are committing suicide on reserves.
May we with the Truth and Reconciliation Council be guided by the seven principles of the Anishinaabe: respect, truth, love, honesty, wisdom, humility and bravery. Every Canadian should read “Seven Fallen Feathers” and put an end to this cultural genocide.