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Topic Tuesday for They Called Me Number One

On this weeks Topic Tuesday Meredith picks a quote from page 57 of They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School by Bev Sellars.

“When we went on our Sunday walks in the spring and fall, we often stopped to fill our empty bellies with edible plants and berries. We had grown up on the land and had gone out with our grandmothers to pick berries and with our grandfathers to hunt. As a result, we knew we could chew on wild rhubarb, wild celery, and onions, or stuff kinnikinnick berries into our mouths. We knew the land could sustain us and supply everything we needed to survive. But the nuns didn’t respect our knowledge and thought we would poison ourselves. So we ate only when the nuns were not looking.”

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