Finding family roots in Opaskwayak

Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2023 08:33

For Shannon Saise-Marshall, finding out about her family would be a journey that would take her from England to Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN). Her parents passed away when she was quite young leaving her to be put up for adoption. She was on a journey to find out her identity and family connection, and was able to do get the process started through the help of her Nana Peggy.
In 1943, Canadian soldier, Sergeant Peter Partridge was stationed in London, England. It was here where Saise-Marshall’s story would begin and then it would get lost amongst the turmoil of the war. Sergeant Partridge had an affair with Peggy that resulted in the birth of Saise-Marshall’s biological father.

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