Whitefish River First Nation
The short story I have written is fiction but is based on historical events and real circumstances that have been experienced by Indigenous people as a result. It closely mirrors my fathers life, being a part of the 60's scoop and forcibly taken from his family at a young age. That trauma, on top of the blood memory we carry of the suffering of my grandparents who were subjected to residential school, dictated our lives. Even so, I have fought the forces that want me to fail and am deciding to heal and end the cycle of hurt. This ray of hope is reflected in my story as so many of us are choosing to create our own destiny and create a better future for the next generations to come.