Learning to love and accept myself helped me overcome fear
Last updated 1/16/2016 at 12:32pm
i'm Cree and I was born on the Kawacatoose First Nation near Quentin, Saskatchewan. My dad was born in 1923 and my mother in 1930. My parents went to Residential School for eight years. I also went to a residential school for three years, just 15 miles east of where I lived.
My parents didn't learn much at the school as they had to work most of the time. Their job was to keep the school clean. The school was run by the Roman Catholic Church and it was very strict.
As so many Indigenous children of their generation, they didn't learn how to be parents so my childhood was a very d...