K’áalǫ Túé, my grandparent’s cabin is on the right.

I want to begin this blog with much gratitude for allowing me to be a part of this. I’ve been reading it since the beginning and it’s inspiring and humbling to see so many Indigenous women doing so many great things. It’s a beautiful feeling when you see your own people succeeding, sharing that light and love with everyone and knowing you aren’t alone in your struggles.

My name is Charlene Menacho. I am K’áalǫ Gotine Dene which means Willowlake in North Slavey. I am a mother, fiancé, daughter, sister, aunty, friend and cousin to many. I am from Tulita, located in the Northwest Territories. The population is about 500, small but a beautiful place. My family and I are currently residing in beautiful Victoria, BC while I attend school. I am currently enrolled in the Indigenous Studies program and once…

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