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Ontario woman donates home to Indigenous housing provider to give back land to Indigenous people – SaultOnline.com

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 202120 Views

For those individuals leaving their life-long homes to begin a new journey in a nursing home, the decision of what to do with their house is always a debate. For Lidia Tromp, she knew exactly what she wanted to do: donate her land back to the Indigenous community.

Born and raised in Holland, Lidia moved to Canada and found a home in Tillsonburg, Ontario that would remain hers for 55 years. It was when she moved into this new house that she discovered a set of iron bookends in the cupboard of a person slumped over on the back of a horse and believed it to represent the suffering of Indigenous people from their loss of land, children, and other forms of oppression. It was when after all of those years of living in her home, that those bookends gave her the most selfless idea.

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