Category Archives: First Nations

Look After Your Family

“I’d say to them that always keep your head up, be proud of who you are, be proud to be Indian, not because somebody says “…you’re Indian” [as an insult], like we were. Be proud of…be who you are, and … Continue reading

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Coming Home

“The best thing for our kids here is going home to their parents, going home every night to their parents. We never had that. Ten months of the year we were gone. So we…I didn’t know [how to be a … Continue reading

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As Long As They Are Doing It, They Are Not Losing It

“I used to dance when I was young, we were always taught to respect our culture. By respecting our culture, we had to learn how to dance, and speak our language. After I got out of Res [Residential school], it … Continue reading

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Be Proud Of Who You Are

“Don’t be like me. When I was in school that’s how we talked – with our eyebrows. And we talked with our head. You know why, because we were not allowed to talk. That’s why I say to you guys … Continue reading

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Help ‘Em Come To My Page

“It took me long time to trust white people. Really long. Because they were commanding us, telling us they were the bosses and stuff. It took a while. But now I’ve dealt with my Residential school and I can talk … Continue reading

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