..wachiiya from Northern Ontario..I havent been in here for awhile..alot has happened since my last update. Thank you for the birthday greetings, I appreciate it. Soon after my birthday my father got sick..he ended up in the hospital a few times over the couple of months he was sick but sad to say my father has started his journey into the spirit world. It was a real hard time for my family to see our father suffer the way he did but I know now he is with our ancestors..my father was a traditional man whos faith in our Creator led him to serve and help our people..growing up even in my teens when I did finally get to meet him I would wonder why he spend so much time away from home but at his traditional funeral..his friend a medicine man and pipe carriers, and all the NAN chiefs who came to pay their last respects to my late father shed light on the other part of his life..how he helped many people and they thanked us for sharing him with them..the loss of my father has been overwhelming but at the same time has given me more strength to continue on my journey here on mother earth..knowing that he is with our ancestors praying for me..so many things come to mind when I think of my late father..the life he led..the words of comfort..the messages from those he helped on his journey here on earth..the encouragment we recieved so that we may continue on in life was completely overwhelming. It has been hard these past few months since he passed away on May 30, 2012..but I know he is in a better place..I will never forget the time and the conversations we shared during his last days..I know he was preparing me and for that I will live my life the way he lived his..by helping our people..I know I face a long road ahead of me knowing he wont be here but I know I can do this as long as I hold onto my faith..I will miss my father..