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Nov. 3, 2021

Tina Sheridan - Changing the story

Tina Sheridan - Changing the story
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A trigger warning: This episode makes indirect reference to domestic violence (13:30) and there is a brief reference to the discovery of thousands of children’s remains at some of Canada’s residential schools (15:40). This may trigger some of you and is in the second half of the episode if you’d like to skip that part.

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line for former Residential School students:
1-866-925-4419

As the daughter of a Residential School survivor and a Sixties Scoop survivor herself, Tina Sheridan didn’t want to become another statistic and she wanted to leave a different legacy for her own family.

At the age of 33, she got her high school diploma and turned her side-gig catering jobs into a mining camp services empire called Cree Quest Corporation. She has cited hunger and poverty as the driving force behind her ambition.

But it took a decade and it was by no means easy.

Tina hasn’t spoken about her struggles much in the past, because she was ashamed and feared it would affect her credibility. But she shared some of them with me and with you, in this episode.

Tina hails from Taykwa Tagamou Nation near Cochrane, Ontario.

The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is happening in Canada on September 30, 2021.

Information about Canada’s Residential Schools: https://bit.ly/2VkKUMn
Information about the Sixties Scoop: https://bit.ly/38JDRjf
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Orange Shirt Society

Recent Northern Ontario Business article
Article about Emily (Tina’s daughter)
Cree Crest Corporation website

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Podcast production by Radar Media.

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