Image Credit: Bill Keay
Vancouver, British Columbia
Lorelei's Cherokee heritage is important to her and she makes sure that her graddaughter Chanel, 9, learns about it too. Today, Chanel, with eagle feathers, is attending a smudging ceremony in a local park. When it was clear that Lorelei's daughter couldn't raise her children, the 51-year-old grandmother stepped in and legally adopted Cassandra and Chanel. That was six years ago. They live in a First Nations apartment, where the girls love to sleep with their grandmother.