About Me


Growing up in the 60's and 70's on the rez has given me an eclectic view of life.  Living away from home for a few short years has given me a great appreciation for the way I was raised.

I have been given the gift of two sons, a large family, a fair amount of friends and the opportunity to add to the precious gifts I've been given.

I chose the names for my blogs because they are me.  I was given the name Niiganabiik when I was a baby.  Of course it's not the one on my birth certificate because my tribe was not allowed to practice their religion openly until the late '70's.  The blog I write about my journey through the genealogical world is named Niiganabiik.  My Personal Journal is named Niiganab because it is a short form of my name.  My legal name is, well, it is my legal name.  Being Anishinabe though, it was also shortened and there are nicknames.  Thus I have six names plus one.

Naming my characters is not that much of a problem for me.  It may become one for readers who are not familiar with the way I was raised.  Some of my characters are referred to by one or two names.  Therefore, I felt it necessary to point this out here.  Just in case....

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And this blog is my legal name. Rez is short for reservation. Being a rez girl, born and bred, has ups and downs, lefts and rights and circles. Yeah, a lot of circles. Miigwetch. Thanks for reading my blogs. {edited 19 Sep 2012}
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In case you missed the Bois Forte News issues these are the ones I've written something for or are about me in the community pages:

http://www.boisforte.com/documents/BFN-January2012editted_000.pdf
http://www.boisforte.com/documents/February2012.pdf
http://www.boisforte.com/documents/March2012.pdf
http://www.boisforte.com/documents/BFNwsltrApril2012.pdf
http://www.boisforte.com/documents/BFNwsltrJuly2012web.pdf
http://www.boisforte.com/documents/BFNwsltrAug2012final.pdf
http://www.boisforte.com/documents/BFNwsltrSept2012web.pdf

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