It's never too late to connect with your Indigenous culture, even from afar


This First Person article is the experience of Georgette Aisaican, a member of the Cowessess First Nation who now lives in Whitehorse. Find out how to pitch your own story to CBC North here.

I didn’t go to residential school. 

I also didn’t grow up learning about my Indigenous culture. That came later — and it was worth the wait. 

My mom is from the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan and went to Marieval and Lebret Indian Residential Schools. Once out, she taught herself life skills like cooking. 

Baked bannock was the closest to anything cultural she knew when I was growing up. 

When I was four, my non-Indigenous stepfather moved us

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