When I think of my teachings I think of my Mom because she is the one who gave them to me. When I wrote my first play “Indigenous Like Me” it was for her. The final scene of the play reads;
"Now, no matter what I do I hear her voice. Doesn’t matter if I am studying the Indian Act at University or the history of colonialism, residential schools, or even feminism because it’s her voice I hear. It’s her teachings I remember and her life I think of when I approach those issues. And it makes me happy. It makes me happy because I realize that makes me Indigenous Like Her."
Jack Horne is a playwright of the Tsawout Band, WSANEC, Coast Salish, B.C.