Check out this video produced for Vancouver's Homeless Action Week 2012 featuring local First Nations Elder Bill Quinn reflecting on the tragic and devastating effects of Canadian residential schools, and the astonishing resilience he has had no choice but to demonstrate.
From Vancouver homeless activist Judy Graves:
"Bill Quinn spends most days serving as Elder from a park bench in Oppenheimer Park. Bill is Cree and fluent in his original tongue.
Bill Quinn is also a visual artist working in the non-traditional medium of collage, communicating brilliantly his journey of destruction in residential school and his lifetime of spiritual healing."