Spring 2022

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HERIZONS Spring 2022 | VOLUME 36 NO. 1

FEATURES

NO REGRETS . 14
Interview with Jody Wilson-Raybould
Jody Wilson-Raybould broke ground as Canada’s
first Indigenous Minister of Justice and Attorney
General. But it was when she challenged the
Prime Minister over the SNC Lavalin affair and
resigned that she stood her ground and went on
to tell her own story in her memoir, Indian in the
Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power.
by Evelyn C. White

MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The Silent Epidemic
There are more than a million Canadians who
report extreme sensitivity to the everyday chemicals
in our lives, and the majority are women. Why are
Canadian health professionals not being trained to
provide adequate treatment to those who are like
canaries in a modern-day chemical coal mine?
by Varda Burstyn

FINDING HOME . 24
The Journey of Jillian Christmas
Jillian Christmas is on a journey to find home
“in my own body, in my chosen family and in the
stories I carry.” Her book of poetry, The Gospel of
Breaking, extracts from family history, queer lineage
and the political landscape of a racialized life to
create a rich, softly defiant collection of poems.
by Boetumelo Julianne Nyasulu

arts & ideas

SCREEN TIME
Fanny: The Right to Rock, directed by Bobbi
Jo Hart, reviewed by Maureen Medved;
Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy,
directed and written by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers,
reviewed by Sonya Ballantyne.

BOOKS
Fake It So Real by Susan Sanford Blades; The
Phone Box at the Edge of the World by Laura
Imai Messina; The Sleep of Apples by Ami Sands
Brodoff; Bramah and the Beggar Boy by Renée
Sarojini Saklikar; Probably Ruby by Lisa Bird-
Wilson; A Dream of a Woman by Casey Plett;
Fontainebleau (stories) by Madeline Sonik; Gehl V
Canada: Challenging Sex Discrimination in the
Indian Act by Lynn Gehl; Any Kind of Luck at All
by Mary Fairhurst Breen; Then Now by Daphne
Marlatt; with/holding by Chantal Gibson.

MUSIC
Fiver, Fiver with the Atlantic School of Spontaneous
Composition; Rochelle Jordan, Play with the Changes.
Reviews by Rosie Long Decter

 

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