These stories are a collection of moral stories intertwined with the beliefs, culture, customs, ceremonies, and traditional ways of our family. We have blood and tribal connections to the Cree, Saulteaux, and Assiniboine people. Equay, my kokum, told stories of her childhood, her nine-year stay in the Blue Mission residential school, and abusive marriages. She hoped that this book would help others who have lost the teachers/elders in their families. She wanted the old ways and all the information documented and preserved for the generations to come. She was a strong believer in putting away our addictions and following the old ways and teachings from her father, Raindancer. The Indian way is the harder way to follow, but it would pave our way back home to Creator.
About the Author
Enole Bellegarde lives in a small city in Canada with her five children. She was raised by her biological grandmother who gifted her with these stories from her ancestors. This book has been in the works for approximately 13 years. This is her first publication.