I, Cheryl Bear, am Nadleh Whut’en from the Dakelh Nation and Dumdenyoo Clan (Bear clan). My community is in Central BC, on the shores of Fraser Lake. Though I have traveled to many continents and countries, Nadleh is my home, and these are my people.
An Elder once told me, “We grieve in two ways, we cry and we laugh.” There is so much more I long to tell you; that our people are so very witty, and could make you laugh for hours. That our people go from grief to grief because our families are huge and we are connected to hundreds and hundreds of cousins (not even exaggerating). There is such a beauty and complexity in our story.
I thank you for taking the time to visit my site and to hear my story.