Indigenous woman who passes as white struggles to own her identity
Haley Lewis's mom is of Scottish descent and her dad's Mohawk. As someone with fair skin and freckles, she says people often read her as white. After being ridiculed for being Indigenous as a kid, she decided to ignore her heritage for a long time. Lewis tells Piya how she's now trying to reclaim her roots, but also struggles with taking up space among fellow Indigenous people.