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My heart work: Jennefer Nepinak's story

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As someone whose identity and experience is directly linked to virtually every facet that encompasses the Truth & Reconciliation process—from being born into The Indian Act, becoming a ward of the Child Welfare System and Residential School System, to losing my beloved mother to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls and Two Spirit (MMIWG2S) at the tender age of seven—I am no stranger to the impacts resulting from the various pieces of legislation and policies that have been (and continue to be) imposed upon our people. I have seen it, I have lived it and I continue to live it.

These are some of my many truths; they encompass it all—the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. They have all formed a part of who I am and I continue to learn how to embrace it all in a way that assists me in engaging in this conversation.

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