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  • Choosing to Believe

    Verla Chatsis|Updated Dec 1, 2023

    Although I am a member of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in north-central Saskatchewan, I didn't grow up there. My mother, Noreen, was from Ahtahkakoop, and my father, Donald, from Poundmaker Cree Nation. We never lived on a reserve because my father was disenfranchised when he was a teenager-so we were non-status Indians, with my mother losing her treaty rights when she married my dad. At the time my parents met, my dad was in the Army, stationed in Chilliwack, BC, where my sister a...

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