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Melody Teddy

Melody Teddy

My name is Melody Lily Teddy.  I am seventeen years old and I live in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, with my parents Vince and Ruth Teddy.  I am in Grade 11.  This year I was an Inuvik senior high school e-learning student in Grade 11 English.  This was a new experience for me and the distance education teacher in Inuvik.  As well, I have three brothers and seven sisters. I have many hobbies to keep me busy.  My favourite is soccer, along with working out, jogging, and hanging out with friends.  As well, babysitting takes up a lot of my time because I babysit for extra money for things I need and want.  Lastly, and most importantly, school is also a big part of my life. I am a proud Inuvialuit.  Learning my culture and traditions is important to me.  As well, teaching others about my culture and traditions is something I like to do even though I am still learning myself.     I learn a lot from the Elders,  the community, my family, and importantly, my parents.   Learning my culture and traditions is something that I know I will keep doing all my life. It is important to me not only to learn my culture and traditions but also about other cultures and traditions.  I know that learning is something that I will do every day of my life for the rest of my life. Travelling is something that I also love to do.   It always will be a welcome undertaking to travel, in the Northwest Territories, in Canada, and in the world, to see different places and people.  I hope to someday travel the world as my dad Vince Teddy does because of his position in support of the Inuvialuit Land Claim.  This means that when the opportunity to travel is made available, I put my name forward, for new experiences and meeting new people.

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