There can be a misconception when writing about realistic circumstances that brings to light behaviours, especially negative. This is not my intent. It isn’t meant for anyone to feel a sense of guilt or otherwise. I created a story that is personal because it affected a life. It is a story meant to show the other side: vulnerability, challenges and triumphs.
I hope that you enjoy the story as well as gain an insight and a better understanding of the little Metis girl, Ivy, in this realistic fiction where real challenges were faced by off-reserve or settlement children in Canada.