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For as long as I can remember I have wanted to help people. In actuality it is in my nature to want to give and is one factor of my lineage I cherish; being brought up in a responsible home whereby you work hard for what you want was a valued quality instilled by my parents as was the drive to accomplish and succeed.
For the summers I would go to my reserve, Wikwemikong, on Manitoulin Island and participate in the pow wow. My connection with my people there had a very strong influence in regards to my love and empathy for them and thus, for myself. The culture and the beautiful sense of connectedness with them, the Creator and mother earth gave me strength. I've grown and seen much and experienced also the same things as my people, such as the forced influential plight for assimilation and the splitting of two worlds leaving a sense of displacement and lost identity. I believe this close relationship with my roots and the love of my people will only fuel hope in helping them and others experiencing trauma and the intergenerational affects it has caused toward a fusion of two worlds and peace within.