As a young immigrant in the US, E.J. David felt the pressure to “erase his Filipino-ness” to fit in. Then, he met Margaret, who is Athabascan and who showed him what it’s like to embrace one’s heritage, despite outside forces to assimilate. Today, they are parents to their Filibascan children, teaching them to embrace their roots and draw strength in their identity as both 100% Filipino and 100% Athabascan.
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