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B.C. woman shares journey to reclaim Indigenous heritage after losing connection in foster care

I am Blackfoot from Siksika Nation. There was a time in my life when I was so ashamed of who I was that if someone said I looked Latina or Italian, I would have just said, "Yes, I am." My mother was Blackfoot. She was always somewhat mythic to me, someone I never got the chance to know. She was adopted as a baby. She died when I was five. Growing up, everyone who knew her used to tell me I looked just like her.

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