Carol Rose Daniels is the Saskatchewan author of the award-winning novel Bearskin Diary. Her first book of poetry, Hiraeth, will be released in early 2018 by Inanna Publications. Carol is also a Cree and Dene artist who works with storytelling, singing, drumming, and visual art. Previously, she worked as a television and radio journalist for over 30 years at APTN, CTV, and CBC.
Through the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, the Canadian government took thousands of First Nations children from their families and placed them in white foster homes. I was one of them. Alienated from my language, culture, and community, I was taught to hate my people.