20 years of working to reconnect with her home community – CBC

20 years of working to reconnect with her home community – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202262 Views

May 20, 2022

Through a repatriation program, Rolanda Murphy found she had a sister in U.S.

Rolanda Murphy comes back from her bedroom wearing an orange “every child matters” T-shirt and a traditional Indigenous skirt.

The skirt has been tailored to fit her small frame. It’s red, with a beautiful flower print and a ribbon trim.

“I got the skirt for my 50th birthday last year. It’s my most prized possession outside of my white eagle feather,” she says before going to retrieve the feather.

“This is it. This is the white eagle feather,” she says, emotions weighing heavy in her voice. “It was given to me by my birth community.… I love it! This is all a part of me, of who I am.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/rolanda-murphy-sixties-scoop-adoption-sagkeeng-anishinaabe-1.6459649

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