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"Dark Well" by Lisa Delorme Meiler

Nightmare

My dream has come as a nightmare tonight. I feared of sleep and my young child's flight. I glimpsed of another path of the youth. Maybe so I can tell all this...
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Label

Behind the Wall features submissions from our relatives incarcerated inside the criminal justice system. This poem is from Leanne Henderson, a member of the Str...
Our Grandmothers Carry Water By Elizabeth LaPensée

Throwing Rocks

Image: "Our Grandmothers Carry Water" by Elizabeth LaPensée CONTENT WARNING: Sexual violence. Growing up in North Central Regina being followed home by whi...
Goulais Bay - Y. Bonnell

Red Waters

There are those days when I open my eyes and I don’t feel as red as I ought to. I don’t feel as human as I ought to. I don’t feel as alive as I ought to. Tho...
journey

Journey

To the ones who want to know the culture without having to know the savage Why don’t you take my skin colour also? Because as a kid, my complexion was a r...
christi belcourt, water song, reconciliation, justin trudeau

Opinion

Do I think Justin Trudeau is the nicest and best Prime Minister Canada has maybe ever had? Yep. Do I think it will stop Canada from destroying land, polluting w...
memories, angelina mcleod

Memories

I come from where the water glistens Loons wailing to each other in the distance, The morning dew refreshes my nostrils My ears twitch to the echoes o...
prison window

Someday

Behind the Wall features submissions from our relatives incarcerated inside the criminal justice system. This poem is from Leanne Henderson, a member of the Str...