1. Awesome was the inspiration radiating from the amazing feat that was the Journey of Nishiyuu, which made it yesterday to Parliament Hill. Stephen Harper may not have been there to listen to the voices of the native people who walked from Whapmagoostui (a Cree village on the Hudson Coast of Nunavik) all the way to Ottawa, but they sent an extremely powerful message – a message that I think resonates all the louder with many Canadians given Harper’s absence.
2. Awesome was an afternoon spent in Kuujjuaq drinking tea and catching up with a good friend I haven’t seen in months.
3. Awesome was a a nice (albeit brief) visit with my pedagogical counsellors at the Kuujjuaq Education Services office, as well as seeing some people I get to see even less frequently because I don’t work directly with them.
4. Awesome was the growing feeling, at various points throughout the day (the past few days, actually), of belonging.
5. Awesome was sleeping in my own bed after a long day of travel (which began at 3:45 am when I had to wake up, get ready and get to the airport in time for my 7 am flight).
Protestors on Parliament Hill