god’s river

Very important message. #firstnations #historicalcrimes #whiteoppression #decolonize


by Billy Ray Belcourt

it is september 2009 and health canada sends body bags to god’s river first nation—a community hit hard by swine flu

a body bag

is a gun

is a smallpox blanket

is a treaty

—call it a medicine chest

wait for

the autopsy

they call it H1N1

you call it

the pass system:

bodies like

these can

only leave if

they’re on


—call it “moving

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