Tom Jackson honours the Lost Souls of the residential school system in his stirring new video and single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“We can’t jump to reconciliation without discussion of truth,” Jackson states of his latest offering — a poignant, deeply resonating message of uncovering the darkest days of Canada’s history. “The truth may be painful, but pain is part of the process of the sacred healing journey. Although the work is difficult, it will directly contribute to the health and well-being of the present and future generations. Sometimes I pray for change, and it helps me get through the darkness. But I’m not sure if just my hope helps others.”
Jackson, a long-standing activist, and humanitarian is utilizing his platform as one of Canada’s most beloved to highlight the fear and hopelessness experienced by the children who were forced into the residential school system. His damning anthem shuffles between the point of view of the children, to that of the government.
He refers to Lost Souls as the song of “silenced children.” It highlights the grim reality of what is alleged by the survivors of the residential school system, and the victim families who have been silenced for generations. “Lost Souls will not determine how bright the light is of your destiny,” Jackson says. “The future is in your hands. 215 lost souls now have a voice.”