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How musician Tom Wilson discovered his Indigenous identity – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 20177 Views

November 13, 2017

Like most children, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ Tom Wilson asked his parents a lot of questions growing up.

But they refused to answer his most burning questions — like why his mother Bunny and his father George were so much older than his friends’ parents, and why they had no photos of him as a newborn.

Or why his schoolmates would tease him about “looking Indian,” when his only connection to Indigenous people was that he sometimes visited his mother’s sister, who was married to a Mohawk man on the Kahnawake reserve outside of Montreal.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.4396981/how-musician-tom-wilson-discovered-his-indigenous-identity-1.4396985

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