"Meeting Meredith was great, we got to know her a bit. She told us a bit about herself and what she does. She got to know us a bit more, what we plan to do for our community, and I especially want to help the kids in the north. Talking with her heart-to-heart about the book "Shhhhh...Listen!" and how I felt about it, how I went through the same thing, how I heard my name being called, and I was shaking because of reading that book. I couldn't even get to page five because there was lots of heaviness on my heart, I couldn't even sit down for a minute. I told her about the ideas that I have, that I could do to help First Nations kids and youth. I want to make them become somebody, that inner warrior that all of us need to find, we need to find our gifts and we need to find out what the Creator blessed us with. That's how come they are lost because they don't think about it. They need their culture more than they need anything because they have their ancestors in their blood and they need to keep that bloodline going and going. Young people don't need to take their own lives, they need our help, they need our support. I'm willing to do anything to help out those kids in the north. I gave her tobacco before she left. I prayed for her safe trip back home to her home fire, her loved ones and family. She almost teared up because she hadn't had that experience before from a First Nations leader." Michael Starr-Desnomie
Lacey and Mrs. Koops took most of the pictures so we could remember our time together.
"We'll See You Again, Meredith!"