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‘Show up’: Tanya Brooks sparks call to action 10 years after her death – Global News

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2019198 Views

May 9, 2019

The Brooks family house in Millbrook First Nation, N.S. has a porch overlooking the community’s cemetery.

On a quiet day, Vanessa Brooks sits there and speaks to her sister Tanya, whose remains are buried just past a hammock strung between trees at the edge of the yard.

Sometimes, she and her two daughters curl up on it together and imagine Tanya basking in the sun, next to their mother and grandmother.

“She feels a little bit further,” says Vanessa, in the days leading up to the 10-year anniversary of her sister’s death.

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