It Is Ours: Saskatoon song an example of ‘reconciliation in practice’ – Pincher Creek Echo

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2018104 Views

“I think that reconciliation is a handshake in the dark — you reach our your hand, and you don’t really know how it will be received.”

December 13, 2018

When Darryl Dozlaw went out to the park to take part in National Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2016, a little Indigenous girl sat down next to him on his longboard.

Dozlaw found her so endearing that he asked her parents if he could take a picture of her in her rainbow face paint, and the image was so touching for him that it became a lyric in It Is Ours, the song he wrote about reconciliation in Canada.

“It seemed to offer a picture of hope, this little person who was completely oblivious to the fact that my forefathers were the bad guys in her forefathers’ story,” Dozlaw said. “It didn’t matter to innocence. It didn’t matter to the face of hope.”

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