Tilly has always known she is part Lakota on her dad s side. She s grown up with the traditional teachings of her grandma, relishing the life lessons of her beloved mentor. But it isn t until an angry man shouts something on the street that Tilly realizes her mom is Aboriginal too a Cree woman taken from her own parents as a baby.... Loosely based on author Monique Gray Smith s own life, this revealing, important work of creative nonfiction tells the story of a young indigenous woman coming of age in the 1980s. In a spirit of hope, this unique story captures the irrepressible resilience of Tilly and of indigenous peoples everywhere.