Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Conversation of Aboriginal Homelessness Continues: Interview With David Ward

"In Yellowknife we met Cassien, Gina and Clayton -- each with a powerful story that not only shares the problems of Aboriginal homelessness but the solutions."


By no means am I an expert, but I do believe Aboriginal homelessness is what makes Canadian homelessness different than other countries. And I believe it is a serious social crisis that needs to be addressed as a priority when looking at solutions for Canada. We started the conversation with Adrian Wolfleg back in Calgary. Many of you may remember Adrian performed a naming ceremony over me giving me an Aboriginal name. Truly one of the greatest honors of my life.

I am not Aboriginal, and I will never fool myself or others to believe I understand their gorgeous culture and struggles to survive. That said, I felt the best way to share the Aboriginal story of homelessness in Canada was to simply empower my new Aboriginal friends to tell their own story...."

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