Indigenous Games inspired B.C. mom after years of feeling ashamed

July 20, 2017

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.

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