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My daughter Hannah. At 20 weeks
Orange Shirt Day at Mitchell Middle School
Upside down cloud
Sunset Vistas
La Complainte de la Blanche Biche
Canada day: Celebration of freedom, culture and diversity
"CLOUD" by RC Brown and Wayne Garret (Calgary)
Looking up at the world with a different perspective
Forms of Electricity
Man vs. Mountain
Letting Go and Moving Forward
A sunset in Winnipeg, MB
Fresh snow fall at a bus stop in Winnipeg, MB
The Calm After the Storm
To Steinbach, With love
Sunset at Esplanade Louis Riel
Walking in our families footsteps
Fun and games during English class
Passing on tradition
Two women kiss in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
A New Generation Celebrates Peace, Nagasaki, Japan
Points of View – National Human Rights Photography Exhibition
Letting Go and Moving Forward

The reconciliation process between Indigenous and non Indigenous people in Canada involves creating dialogue, exchanging stories, expressing the hurt and remorse and reestablishing trust. This reconciliation process often involves the act of forgiveness, which is the act of letting go of but not necessarily condoning the past wrongs or behaviors, and moving forward. The balloon in flight in the picture symbolizes the reconciliation and forgiveness process of letting go, flying away and moving on. The fact that the picture is of a hot air balloon and you can’t see who’s in the basket symbolizes multiple parties letting go and flying up and away together. It’s up to the viewer to decide who is in the basket is it multiple Indigenous bands/tribes letting go and moving on together as a culture or is it Indigenous and non Indigenous people moving on as a country?

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Image Source: Digital Camera (High Resolution Image)
Date Taken: 09.2016
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Filed Under: Reconciliation
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 30, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
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