My Moosom told us stories about "Wesakechak" and others to help us to learn, that was the way of the oral tradition of teaching. As young ones we were expected to help our grandparents and our parents. We learned values of hard work and completing tasks. My parents are both survivors of Residential Schools. The stories they have to tell makes me so profoundly sad. On the other hand, without their journeys, they wouldn't be the people they are now. I love them so much.
SO I've taken my knowledge from childhood, my understanding of traditions ways and the historical events in Aboriginal peoples lives and I've attempted to make it into a one day workshop that will bring understanding, appreciation and tools for people to work together.
I am on a journey of my own helping to create an understanding of the strength of a people. That make me anxious and happy. I am proud of who I am and where I come from. That is clear when you meet me. I walk in two worlds. I go into mainstream and I teach mainstream issues. I live close to the land and practise my traditional ways. I am so very thankful! Hiy Hiy,