If I didn’t know who I was, I would feel lost in the world. I wouldn’t know what I was doing. I’m a Gwich’in Aboriginal from Inuvik, NT. I’m a mother of a three year old, who is half Gwich’in and half Inuvialuit. I think it’s important to know my background and culture so that I can pass my knowledge on to my daughter, and she can pass on her knowledge to her children. It’s important to me that my daughter knows who she is and where she comes from, so that she doesn’t feel lost.
Today I need to know more about my background and who I am, but I do know which way I am heading, and which road I want to be going down, and what I want in life, and that’s to be happy, raise my daughter the best way that I can, and become something.
I also think it’s important to stay focused, think positive, and take it one day at a time.