Reproduced from the back cover of Volume 4, Perspectives and Realties, Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 1996

I have no written speech. Everything that I have said I have been carrying in my heart, because I have seen it, I have experienced it.

Without a name the statement stands emblematic. Elsewhere the attribution is made to Mary Lou Iahtail, Cree educator, Moose Factory, Ontario.

To carry in the heart. To witness.

I am missing the gestures that would help me parse that "because". The commas look out of place.

And so for day 166