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'I played the tanned white girl role,' says Métis woman who took years to acknowledge, embrace her heritage

 

January 25, 2019



Jenna Tickell got used to playing the "tanned white girl" role until she was 23 years old.

It wasn't until she took a class on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in university that the Regina woman knew she had to dig deeper into her roots and face who she really was. The class she took explored the historical reasons why Indigenous women are targeted and why identity is so important to Indigenous people.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/metis-heritage-helps-woman-heal-1.4986661


 

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