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That Voice

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It's louder than any put-down, no matter how threatening or violent. And it's yours...

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Nothing is more dangerous than being absent from your own story. Absent because you're either nowhere to be found or because your character portrayal is a total lie. It isn't your reality, it's someone else's; but after a while their voice starts to sound just like yours. But it isn't yours. Taking it back is what reclamation is all about.

Nadine is the Founder of Sacred Fire Productions, a non-profit Aboriginal Arts Organization, and also launched the Ashukan Cultural Space, a cultural centre in Montreal's Old Port dedicated to the development of Aboriginal arts and culture. She has a BFA, an MA and over 25 years of business experience in management, community development and governance.

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