Jennifer is a 32-year-old Indigenous woman and mother of 5 children from the Okanese First Nations. When she was 18 years old, she came for a visit to Regina to see family. She stayed! At age 19, she celebrated the birth of her first child. Within a year, Jennifer found herself alone after her husband passed. It was hard for Jennifer to move on alone. She describes her kids with a lot of love and admiration in her eyes. Jennifer describes her 2 boys as outgoing, helpful, energetic, sweet and keen to learn Indigenous teachings. Her 3 daughters are described as quiet, athletic, respectful, sweet, and kind. Jennifer hopes that she can continue to get her high school diploma so she can pursue her dream of becoming an Registered Nurse. She always wanted to be an RN and sees a window of opportunity to pursue it, now that he kids are a bit older. She wants to show her kids that no matter your age, you should set goals and pursue dreams. She admits that it is a financial struggle to keep up with birthdays, school fees, and holidays. But she also appreciates that her kids understand this, showing gratitude for whatever they receive along the way. She intends to continue taking classes on self-esteem, with hopes to get her driver’s licence and eventually a car of her own. Such things once seemed unattainable, but Jennifer is growing into her dreams. 🙂
Jennifer has made gift requests for herself and her children.