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Honouring the women who raised us

They raised us, sheltered us, took us to dance and baseball practices. They kissed our boo-boos and sent us out into the world. Their love lifts us, inspires us and challenges us. Today we're celebrating the women who raised us.
Poet and broadcaster Rosanna Deerchild and her mother Edna Ferguson. Together, they wrote a book of poetry, calling down the sky, about her mothers residential school experience. (Saffron Allen Scott)
They raised us, sheltered us, took us to dance and baseball practices. They kissed our boo-boos and sent us out into the world. Maybe that's your mom, aunty, granny or kookum.
Robert-Falcon Ouellette (robertfalconouellette.liberal.ca)

Their love lifts us, inspires us and challenges us. But our relationships with the women in our lives can be complicated.

Poetry as witness. What started out as a way to tell a residential school story turned into a six year healing journey for a mother and daughter. Rosanna Deerchild and her momsy, Edna Fergusonshare their story.

His single mom made a lot of sacrifices to ensure her son's success all the way to Parliament Hill. MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette shares some love for his mama.

Putting the "traditional" back into marriage:  How Alex Harry and Kayleen Hanna are including culture in their wedding ceremony. 

The tradition of Dené hand games has been played in the North for centuries. Traditionally a man's pastime, a new group of players is now getting into the game — women.

Carol Daniels left a successful career as a journalist to pursue her passion for writing. She explains how her kids inspired her to make the leap. 

Hip hop artist Rellik. (Linda Faria)
This week's playlist:

Mariame - All For You

Rellik - The Hour (Mama's Song)

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Dance Me Round

Leela Gilday - I Feel Stronger

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