This manual is dedicated to all the grandparents that have become, by circumstance, or design, caregivers to our children.
The role of grandparents as caregivers for our children has long been a sacred part of who we are as a People. Today, more than ever, we continue to rely on the goodness and selflessness of our grandparents. They are Mother Earth and Father Sky, they are the Ancestors, and they are our relatives.
They represent warmth when it is cold, guidance when we are lost, and love always, unconditionally...
They are our grandparents.
-- Joanne Dunn, Mi'kmaq Elder
North American Indian Center of Boston, Inc.