Faith and Love Have Carried Me

Angelique Merasty Levac


Last updated 12/15/2012 at 2:04pm

Indian Life

Jan Uttley (left), wife of Indian Life editor Jim Uttley, read Angie’s book GOD OPENS DOORS and was so impressed she wanted to meet her when Angie came to Winnipeg for the Manito Ahbee Festival in early November. It was a very special moment for both of them.

The first memory I have is my grandmother getting up—while I was still in bed, of course. I would hear a fire going, then I’d wake up.

My grandmother used to wake up early in the morning and make a fire. I was just a little girl and I’d get out of bed and go out and check on breakfast. I don’t know why; we hardly had anything.

Nohkom (Grandmother) would make her tea first thing in the morning. She would soak dry bannock in the tea and that was my breakfast.

When I was very young, I lived with my grandparents. I remember my rabbit blanket. I would take the whole thing and cover myse...

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