Since I released The Sun On My Palm, I have had several people ask me the story behind the poem, Kaintophobia Amongst the Arachnids. Here it is, for those with querying lips…
Just released! Kyle Richtig’s first chapbook in over a year and a half, The Sun On My Palm is available for free download.
Join Kyle Richtig in celebrating his new electronic release Technological Advances!
Technological Advances is a path through the life of Kyle Richtig turned into music. All songs are inspired by the relationships he had, failed at, or ran away from. Unfortunately, this includes the relationship with the self – perhaps the most tenuous of them all.
“While church and government officials would have their differences, their overall commitment to civilizing and Christianizing Aboriginal children gave rise to an education system that emphasized the need to separate children from their culture, impose a new set of values and beliefs, provide a basic elementary education, and implant Europe’s emerging industrial work discipline” (Langevin, 2012, p. 16.)
The residential school period represents a highly contested, yet undeniably dark piece of Canadian history. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2012) has characterized the residential schools and the broader assimilation policies of the Canadian government as an “assault on families” (p. 11), and many writers, including Gresko (1979), Knockwood (1992), Smith (2001), Titley (1992), and Wilson (1986) agree that the residential schools were an explicit expression of the Government’s desire to assimilate all Native cultures that amounted to “an aggressive form of intercultural domination” (Smith, 2001, p. 60) which resulted in devastating and lasting emotional, psychological, economic, and cultural impacts on Canada’s Indigenous peoples (MacDonald, 2007; Smith, 2001). Continue reading
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April 1, 2016
New documents produced by the World Intelligence League (WIL) prove that Donald Trump not only has provided funds for ISIS training facilities, but that he has served as a figurehead for a secretive interim government.
“Come, come.” Olel cackled from the bottom of the basement stairs.
“But it’s dark down there.” Jolivia replied stroking its long hair.
“But I have a surprise for you.” Olel laughed jumping up and down. “Don’t make me come up and get you.”
In a world full of disappearing species, is it possible that the ingenuity of humans could organize a system that allowed introduction of new species into a biome? While attempts at this have been disastrous in the past, can our current understanding foster a new system?