There is nothing about love, courage, respect, honesty, wisdom, humility or truth in pulling a 15-year-old girl's dead body from the Red River.
Rage and Pain are not part of the Grandfather Teachings. But right now there is only rage and pain and a force that keeps these fingers moving across this keyboard, with the music turned up.
As community members on and off reserve mourn the death of Tina Fontaine, there seems no scream loud enough to wake Conservatives that there is a crisis of death that has been sweeping across Canada for years; flowing with its cold, ugly grasp onto every reservation or urban centre to snatch up lives young and old.
If we're not pulling dead bodies from rivers, then people are trying to burn them alive.