Stories of Self-Love and Making Good Decisions

By Bow Valley College Modified on August 13, 2021
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Two Indigenous students share their personal journeys of self-discovery.

Stories of Self-Love and Making Good Decisions

Two Bow Valley College students — Tyrene Saddleback and Connie Shepherd — share their journey toward recovery, identity, education, and connection to their Indigenous culture.

These affirmations are part of the "Ambassadors — Leaders Within Community" project for the Essential Skills Program for Indigenous Foundational Learning.

"The importance of Indigenous learners to speak their truth, the empowerment to discover their self-identity is the most important to me for Indigenous learners as an instructor to support Truth and Reconciliation at Bow Valley College," says Joanna Tzavaras, an Indigenous Upgrading Instructor in the School of Foundational Learning.

Watch Tyrene Saddleback tell her story of self-love:

Watch Connie Shepherd tell her story of making good choices:

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