By Ash Kelly, CBC News
Katrina Haintz was 38 years old before she finally felt proud of her Indigenous heritage.
She credits the North American Indigenous Games — which are currently underway in Toronto — for the shift.
Haintz attended the 2014 NAIG events in Regina with her two eldest daughters and said the experience motivated her to begin working with Indigenous youth.
“Seeing high-achieving athletes and these amazing, beautiful families connecting with the culture and the spiritual aspects of it, I have never been so proud to be Aboriginal in my entire life,” she said.