Lumaajuq's Adaptation In The Blind Boy And The Loon

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Lumaajuuq “A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.” – Anthony Liccione Betrayal, loss, and forgiveness are common themes amongst the Inuit legend of Lumaajuuq (an adaptation of The Blind Boy and the Loon) and the history of FNMI peoples. Inequity is something faced continuously and that has its struggles to be brought forward and addressed. The story of Lumaajuuq grasps all of these concepts and brings them forward beautifully, addressing the problems of the FNMI peoples through an artistic concept and with hidden links and connections within a broken relationship of a boy and his mother. A once phenomenal hunter, the blind boy had a mother who unfortunately very strongly resented him due to his father's abandonment and she had learned to mistreat him regularly. During a typical evening when he was finally sound asleep, his mother had secretly rubbed dirty whale fat in his eyes and cursed him blind. Now blind and confused, he was …show more content…

It is easier to move forward once some forgiveness has been made. My parents have been abusive, but in order to regain some peace, I have begun to forgive the pass and it's actions, although they were not okay, dwelling in the past only causes more pain. Forgiveness has been proven to help with healing, and being able to move through trauma, which we have definitely caused within their community. The story of Lumaajuuq is a lesson on how to react to a problem in a way that does not cause pain and suffering to

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