Pi*llOry performance transcript

If you would like to smudge yourself, please feel invited to come up and do so, due to Covid-19 concerns, I wont be assisting anyone to do so.


Rodney Levi

Chantel Moore

Regis Korchinski-Paquet

Everett Patrick

Jason Collins

Eishia Hudson

Lucien Silverquill

Randy Cochrane

Robin Fiddler

Geoff Morris

Benjamin Richard

Greg Ritchie

Sterling Ross Cardinal

Agnes Sutherland

Joey Knapaysweet

Brandon Stephen

David Sappa

Bryden Bryce Whitstone

Cavin Kelsey Poucette

Cody Severight

Evan Grant Caron

Adrian Lacquette

Marlon “Roland” Jerry McKay

Dale Culver

Austin Eaglechief

Illutak Anautak

Jeremy Nuvviaq

Moses Amik Beaver

Ralph Stephens

Charles Qirngnirq

Daniel Legarde

Jordan Lafond

Debra Chrisjohn

Jocelyn Nynah Marsha George

Jôvan Williams

Sandy Tarzan Michel

Marvel Woodhouse

James Daniel McIntyre

James Reginald Butters Hayward

Sammy Alook

Naverone Christian Landon Woods

Sindy Ruperthouse

Noah Qiluqi

Daniel Charland

Lance Cutarm

Ryan Allen Walter Jacob

Felix Taqqaugaq

Karen Lander

Corwin Peeace

Kinling Fire

Paul Duck

Cyrus Green

Bernard Giroux Jr.

Romeo Wesley

Brian Gray

Lance Trevor Muir

Robert Stone

Eric Daniels

Bernadette Auger

Angela Lavoie

Rodney Shayne Jackson

Douglas Heagle

Johnny Michel-Dumont Jr.

John Simon

Raymond Silverfox

Harry Haineault

Craig McDougall

Michael Langan

“Chase” Kenneth Standingready-Mckay 

Jacqueline Montgrand

Byron Debassige

Dwayne Charles Dustyhorn

Delbert Kenneth Pelletier

Jay Douglas Louis

Howard Fleury

Kyle Tait

Matthew Dumas

Dennis St. Paul

Gerald Chenery

Sandy Salowatfeak

Clark Whitehouse

Geronimo Fobister

Clayton Alvin Willey

Lorraine Sue Moon

Darwin Robert Campbell

Naytanie Atadjuat

Darrell Paquette

Danny Sand

Peter Benoit Prince

Donald Miles

Francis Joseph Mark

Vernon Crowe

Richard William Allen

Keldon McMillan

Melvin Bigsky

Adam Wayne Beadle

Maurice Linklater

Madeleine Henry

Paulsey Alphonse

Fred Stewart

Lawrence Kim Wegner

Rodney Naistus

Lloyd Dustyhorn

John Tibbett Jr.

Anthony Dawson

Frank James Watts

Frank Paul

Harley Clayton Johnnie Timmers

Constance Brenda Jacobs

“Ty” Tyundanaikah Jacobs


MINA KOWAPOMITIN

Until we meet again.


Near the end of February 1998, my father’s alcoholism peaked in a night of crisis. I never understood how he was fortunate enough to survive that night, knowing weapons were present and he was highly distraught. I thought the police had been called on him. I recently learned that even though she took us away from our home that night, my mother didn’t call the police until the next day.


The Canadian government keeps no publicly available database of police-involved deaths. Records of ethnicity are not kept. There is no database that includes in-custody deaths, or events like starlight tours. We know though, our minds and our bodies hold each of these wounds. I have named those whose names I know, from today back to that pivotal night in my life, in 1998.

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