Poetry, Personal Transformation, Anti-racism, Transformational Pedagogy, Character Development, Child Welfare, Activism, Advocacy, Social Work, Canadian Legislation, Racism, White Supremacy, Colonialist, Colonizer, Oppressed, Oppressor, Liberation, Creativity, Life, Family, Compassion, Love, Sadness, Canada, British Columbia, BC, Alberta, AB, Edmonton, Vancouver, East Vancouver
My childhood and youth was fraught with abuse, violence and adversity. For the last fifteen years, I have worked hard and have completed 2 degrees, including a BA in First Nations Studies and Masters in Social Work. I am now near completed a Law Degree.
One of the tools for my survival and recovery include creative expression through the writing. This book is a collection of autobiographic poetic narratives.
This manuscript was put together under the guidance and mentoring offered to me, by indigenous writer Garry Gottfriedson.