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Where are they now? Joan Beatty finds grounding in spending time with her family, in her community – StarPhoenix

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2017170 Views

November 14, 2017

Joan Beatty’s life-long work for the betterment of Indigenous people, from journalism to politics, has always been grounded in family, community and love of the land.

Nine years after a controversial and unsuccessful bid for the federal seat in the Desnethe — Missinippi — Churchill River riding, Beatty spends her days at her family’s Twin Bay fishing resort near Deschambeault Lake and at her cabin at their even more remote trap line at Big Sandy Lake.

“I want to be lost in the bush,” she said with a laugh.

“I always came home every two weeks, no matter what I was doing. That was the only way I could survive being in the city,” she said.

Even when her work required living in Regina, she always managed to get home and “get grounded again.”

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