Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Friday, September 30, 2022

Edge of the Reserve Haiku

edge of the reserve
a policeman’s voice fills 
the gaps in her wailing

FYI: Under the Indian Act, the Canadian government defined a reserve as land that has been set aside (not apart) by the government for the use and "benefit of an Indian band." 

And FYI: CBC News, September 30Progress on the 94 calls to actions outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report, released in 2015, is moving slower than many had hoped. Today, only about 10 per cent of those calls have been fully answered.