I didn't run away

 

Last updated 3/20/2023 at 9:43am

Joshua Deuck

I grew up in southern Manitoba, mostly in adoptive care and some foster care. Where I grew up there were no other Indigenous people, except for other kids who were in adoptive or foster care. One year in elementary school our class was practicing for a Thanksgiving play. Some kids were supposed to be sailors, some pilgrims, and some Indians. When I volunteered to be an Indian, one of the kids across the room pointed at me and said, "Hey, he's already an Indian!" I still laugh every time I think about that.

In reality I found it hard to feel like I belonged anywhere. A big influence, however...



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