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God Answered My Prayer and Set Me Free

 

Last updated 7/27/2013 at 5:45pm



On the peninsula jutting out into Lake Winnipeg, near the end of Manitoba Highway 59, is where I call home. I was born in Victoria Beach, and called Traverse Bay, Manitoba my childhood home. My mom was treaty but my dad wasn’t so we couldn’t live on the reserve. All through grade school up to high school, that’s where I was.

I’m Ojibwe and there were ten of us in my family. In fact, there were twelve but two of my siblings died when they were little. My dad finally got his treaty rights about ten years before he died.

When I think back to my childhood, I have pleasant thoughts of...



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