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  • I found out how to work and make money. I built my working ethic's up moving off the reservation. Volunteering was one of my first quest's. Then I got hired minimum waged at the American Indian Relief charities. Worked with great people there. Then I got hired at Regional Hospital Environmental services.
    That was quit the experience. As I worked as a housekeeper, I watched the C.N.A's work and Thought to my self I can do that! I accomplished some training to become a C.N.A. my next step in life is to finish school as a Registered Nurse or some kind of help in the medical field. Prior to Learning all that I did after becoming a mother. I still work as a C.N.A now. But have Major priorities to take care of my daughter.
    when I did move back to the reservation I went through some hard time's. I couldn't get hired no where.
    So I stayed home helped grandma keep house, and sent my daughter to the Early Head start, and traveled to Manderson college center to work on my G.E.D.
    Realizing who I am at this point, a person just like every one els. My mother in law made Arts and Crafts and made money to feed her house hold, buy the essential's for the house. She invited me to join her one day. I learned real quick how to bead bracelets, make earring's, make a dream catcher. It start getting real competitive on selling your item's to make money. It's a free for all business , Except the only way was to have a vendors licence in order to sell. Every one is there own boss except the kids of course. I got to know every one out there that was real friendly. I wont say any names.
    These people helped me realize a lot about my self. I have respect for them because they have hard working ethic's, that no working place on the reservation will hire. I strongly feel for these people because I was one of them. They are enrolled Oglala Sioux Tribal member's, Lakota's making a living in this world!
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