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The 'Watershed Years' of My Life

From birth until I was eight, my parents were together; we were a happy family unit. My parents, my brother and sister and I were, in fact, pretty well off. Then our father walked out on us and everything changed overnight.

 

Last updated 5/25/2014 at 3:31pm

Founder and Executive Director of the North End Family Centre in Winnipeg, Kyle Mason is excited about pastoring in his little "parish" just blocks from where he grew up. He joins a friend in a promotion campaign for the center.

My family roots go deep and my heritage is rich. If First Nations had royalty, I'd have been a prince in waiting; soon to be a king.

I come from the Peguis First Nation and my father has long, long roots that go all the way back to before Canada became a nation. I am a direct biological descendant of Chief Peguis. My mother's side is Métis from a little community on the other side of Lake Winnipeg, about an hour north of Pine Falls, Manitoba, known as Manigotagan.

Chief Peguis was my grandmother's grandpa. And the way it went, there was Chief Peguis and then his oldest son and then his d...



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