I feel very fortunate for the teachers I have’: Guelph man finds his way after discovering Mohawk ancestry – Guelph Mercury

I feel very fortunate for the teachers I have’: Guelph man finds his way after discovering Mohawk ancestry – Guelph Mercury

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 202226 Views

October 3, 2022

Anishnabeg Outreach to help support urban Indigenous Peoples of Guelph

After being told his mother’s family was Irish his entire life, it wasn’t until 12 to 14 years ago that Guelph man and retired teacher Bruce Weaver discovered his Mohawk ancestry through genealogy research.

He now knows his mother came from Tyendinaga, and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. Weaver welcomed his heritage, and spent these years learning and remembering, and recognizes that he is lucky to know where his family originated.

“For some people, especially the ‘60s Scoop people who don’t know where they came from, they don’t have that connection,” said Weaver. “When your culture and your spirituality depend on that connection to the land, what do you do then?”

Read More: https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/10732810–i-feel-very-fortunate-for-the-teachers-i-have-guelph-man-finds-his-way-after-discovering-mohawk-ancestry/

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