Elder Rose, a graduate of First Nations University details to us in her interview how she lost her ability to speak her language, Cree, while attending residential school as a child. Over the years and with the help of her community, she has since been able to re-learn her language and credits it as the key to finding her identity as a Cree woman.
"I didn't know my language. I didn't know who I was, where I came from or where I was going." - Elder Rose