Live Forward, Look Backward

Live forward, look backward ….. an outstanding piece by Len

Taking up Reena’s Exploration Challenge#76
by Reena Saxenabasedon one or more of following word prompts. 1. Disorientation. 2. Live forward, look backward and 3. You are made of stardust, and to stardust you will return. This is my fictional contribution. Thanks for the mind prompt Reena.

The past and future collided on a Friday night at the University of Toronto as Alice and Owen debated the question : Should Indian Reserves Be Abolished.

Alice was from the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve and was a strong advocate for indigenous rights and improving life on reserves. She was against the motion. She argued that reserves nurtured a sense of history and culture where indigenous languages, spiritual beliefs and values were shared. She passionately detailed the past wrongs of the residential school system in Canada and how many of the social and economic problems were linked to that experience. For…

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