I am so grateful that these gentlemen have an opportunity to share their stories through song today especially, June 21st. The first day of many to come! — Terri-Lynn Brennan, CEO, Inclusive Voices
On this solstice, and day of celebration of Indigenous peoples, we release these songs lovingly made by Indigenous artists. We hope you will enjoy, share and be edified by the music.
As the works were produced in prison, we take the time to note that Indigenous people make up 4.5% of Canada’s general population, while accounting for 31% of provincial / territorial custody cases and 29% of people federally incarcerated. Colonization has continued its repercussions in the form of intergenerational trauma that leads to these rates. Can we understand these statistics as real lives? As brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, daughters and sons? This ultimately exposes itself beyond a strictly Indigenous issue, but one everyone in Canada must work to understand.
Take the time to feel this and consider how you might help change this reality.
Begin where you stand.
Thank you from The Pros and Cons Project / Wolfe Island Records
New Music: Rise Up
From the album Paint In The Forest: Residential Homeboy