I used to work for St. A’s as an Activities Coordinator/Certified Peer Specialist on the Trauma Informed Care Committee. During Last Night’s Pink Moon Ceremony, my husband and I talked about me being a Stolen Child. I was kidnapped from my Ojibwe mother in Duluth, MN a place notorious for Native American Sex Trafficking for hundreds of years Native Americans have been targeted. In my case, I was kidnapped as a Native American baby and taken out of MN to Wisconsin where I became a victim of child pornography and repeated sexual assault on top of being lied to about my racial heritage, my name, my true identity, and family. It has taken my entire life to break free from my captors and reprogram my mind with the truth of who I really am. I am actually the daughter to a beautiful Ojibwe mother and a Vietnam Veteran of the 101st Army Airborne Rangers. I decided to write my story titled “Stolen Child.” God may have meant for me to walk this healing path to a Counselor for others facing this same crisis. Use me God. Show me that my suffering was not for nothing. If I can bless another with my story and experience, strength, and hope than I know there was a purpose for me to walk this path. Chi Miigwetch (Thank you very much in Ojibwe) for being of Service God!
April 25, 2015