Mr. Speaker, with Mother's Day fast approaching, allow me to take this opportunity to pay tribute to mine and especially thank her.
There are many words that come to mind whenever I think about her, which is every day: generosity, strength, courage, wisdom, loving, dear, incredible, and resilient.
Those who know her will agree. I mean, she had some 17 children, 54 grandchildren, 141 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren, with three more on the way.
I could never imagine the joy of having us being shattered with pain as she watched helplessly the majority of her children taken away to a residential school.
I know a simple meegwetch will never, never be enough. I also want to say to her something she already knows,
[Member spoke in Cree]
I love you from the bottom of my heart, mommy.