Sharon and her sister Daisy live off the reserve in a small, one-bedroom apartment. In the past few years, they've watched their once-thriving community dwindle as logging operations and hydro development claim more land. It's been hard for anyone to make ends meet, but for Sharon and Daisy it's become especially difficult.
In addition to that, Rita has moved back home from Abbotsford with her two kids who are now four and eight years old. She needs help taking care of them while she works on getting back on her feet professionally. Sharon has decided to volunteer as a stay-at-home mom in order to make sure her sister doesn't have to do that job full-time.
Daisy, on the other hand, is earning a post-secondary degree in visual arts. Her dream is to open up her own art gallery. She's been working part-time at the local library not far from her apartment and hopes she'll be able to see it through soon.
This is where the two women stand now: Sharon taking care of Rita's children while Daisy works toward a career that's both personally fulfilling and financially viable.
Sharon and Daisy are happy to have each other for support. While it takes more work to live outside the reserve, Daisy believes it's worth it. She can't wait to build a life of her own.
The sisters spend their spare time shopping for groceries, sewing and decorating their new place, and going out for coffee together downtown at Java Cottage, which is owned by a First Nations couple.
Sometimes Sharon takes Rita's children on outings to the park or even down to the river. In all of them, she knows she is doing her part to help her family in any way that she can.
While they've made sacrifices, Sharon and Daisy are happier than they've ever been.