The first picture is of my Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather. The date of this picture is unknown. My Great Grandmother was Anishinaabe. My Great Grandfather was Anishinaabe and French. I just recently discovered this picture over three weeks ago. I have been wanting to see a picture of my Great Grandparents for a long time and finally it showed up. I am named after my Great Grandmother whose name is Cecelia. To see this picture was like a homecoming for me.
The second picture is of my Grandfather and me. This picture was taken in 1982. I love this picture very much. I have always felt like my Grandpa has been a guide for me throughout my life. He had a very hard life and denied being Native throughout much of his life to survive in the world. I feel like this picture is telling him that I can help to create a better way for the generations to come.
This video is called, "I Am Anishinaabe." It is a documentary about a young girls understanding of her Anishinaabe heritage and traditions. I recommend that you watch it!