Croatian Motherland: Matija Pavkovic from Canada


Croatia, the War, and the Future

Matija Pavkovic with
President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic
and her husband Jakov Kitarovic
Photo: private collection

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Matija (23) was born in Mississauga, lived in the United States for a brief period of time when he was young, and then moved back to Canada. In August of 2017, he moved to Croatia.

Where in Croatia do your roots lie?

My father is from a village close to Siroki Brijeg, Hercegovina called Izbicno. I grew up with a strong Croatian identity due to the Croatian community in Canada.

Was Croatia a part of your life when you were living in Canada?

I was fortunate enough that I was able to come to Croatia many times every year. This love for Croatia was always ingrained in my family. My father’s story truly inspires me every day and it makes me realize that coming back to Croatia was not…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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