Thursday, June 12, 2008

J'net on the TV about the Government's apology

It was a moving day, though the emotions are complex. The government's apology was long in coming and did not come until it had been pushed and pushed. But the content of the apology was impressive. And if the emotion and sincerity was lacking at times, i would say that that that non-aboriginal Canadians simply have the greater obligation to open our hearts and imaginations to learn more and act with more courage and justice for the creation of a Canada in which can live the dynamic, if heartbreaking, histories of all the people who now call this land home.

This CTV clip includes a brief bit with J'net that you can see 6 minutes ad 8 seconds in.

1 comment:

Deborah Konecny said...

Thanks for posting the link to J'net's interview.

This apology seems to be a step in the right direction. I can only hope that together we can learn to hear stories about the impact of racism and other forms of violence with new ears - ones more closely linked to our hearts. And that listening does not stop when the storyteller stops but continues with thinking and moves into action for creating a beautiful and just future.