56-Jack & Al Have a Meeting(6): Let’s end with some gaslighting!

[Counts remaining pages in Chapter]...fuck. So a personal note before we begin.  This chapter has been one of the longest ones in Uprising, and not just in terms of sheer page count.  I mentioned in the last post that I would have expected some kind of scene like this in a novel like this?  Under … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al Have a Meeting(6): Let’s end with some gaslighting!

56-Jack & Al have a meeting(4): Reject the past

Wow! After a long hiatus, we're back to the deconstruction! When we last left our two heroes...uh... ...huh... I'm not even sure how to describe Prime Minister Jack Hemp and Grand Chief Al Onanole.  They're not protagonists, even though they're both central to the story and the targets of the villainous Movement's designs. They're not … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al have a meeting(4): Reject the past

56-Jack & Al’s Meeting (2): A matter of perspective…

So last time, we looked at the idea of the Prime Minister of Canada having a secret meeting with the Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, here represented by the fictional First Nations Federation (FNF)'s leader Al Onanole. Such a meeting would not be totally unprecedented, although in the past such meeting were … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al’s Meeting (2): A matter of perspective…

Residential Schools & the Sixties Scoop – Some Basic History

A Note Before We Begin: ***I realized a little while back that I was going to have to set down some of the basics about the Residential School System in Canada, and I'm kind of freaked out by the prospect.  The issue here is - like I've said many times before - I'm not Indigenous.  … Continue reading Residential Schools & the Sixties Scoop – Some Basic History