A Rez You Can Call Home
A native reservation: a place where we have a chance to live off our land and show what we're made of. There can be a lot of good reasons that living on a native reservation is one of the cool places our people can enjoy. As of late, I never knew how relaxing it was to put out a fish net and take in a large amount of fish to stock in. I realized how much money I could save without taking a 45 mins drive to the super market. It's a place we call home and realized it would be neat to learn how our community got on its feet. Just maybe, we can learn to appreicate how much work was put into our home rez so our people can have a future. We can name some events, success, marriages, or challenges that has changed our life for the better, from the largest to the smallest things of which has occurred throughout the years. Begin to study the history and hear stories from our Elders about the reservation. I had taken the time the study the history of my language, which is Ojibway, and I was amazed how well it was spoken of by the public. I also began to understand that there are people out there that appreciate us, the native people. This gave me encouragement to be proud even more of where I came from. So like any other community, the moment we begin to recognize what is important to us then we would do whatever it takes, depending on our attitude, to make our home a better place. It starts with you and me.
Guest youth blogger Jeremy Capay is from Lac Seul First Nation: "Lived here all my life and I always enjoy a good game of soccer. I love to snowboard, and wakeboard. Always enjoy Rhythm & Praise with a cup of coffee or maybe a dance. I sing and play the drums. I am a school teacher and an associate pastor in a small community called Whitefish Bay."