The longstanding challenges associated to policing Indigenous communities are experienced across the globe. Canadian crime rates for rural communities are six times the national average while violent crime is currently nine times higher on-reserve than municipal jurisdictions. Addictions, mental health, poverty, and unemployment plague many aboriginal and First Nations communities, and are not unique to […]
A story of my dad’s unwitting inclusion into a rather uneviable group of select individuals – the hundreds of pilots who escaped death by parachuting from their military crafts, launched via ejection – and hope – to the heavens. Their legacies renewed by the powerful, silken strands of the caterpillar that held their canopies until they safely returned to the earth – whereupon their new lives began.