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Indigenous 150+

Jul 15, 2022

In this episode of "Walking the Red Road", Sámi speaker, Jim Mandelin, and author of “Life Worth Dying For” shares the hardships of bullying, violence, systemic racism and the breaking point which led him on a path of drugs, whiskey, gangs and his ultimate death at the age of 22.  This episode may be difficult listening for some and we invite you to please take care while listening.
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Walking The Red Road is hosted and produced by Michelle Jarvis. 

Michelle is Anishnaabekwe with Polish and Bulgarian heritage. Having experienced the impacts of intergenerational trauma from a young age, Michelle experienced many upheavals including living on the streets of Toronto from the age of 12 to 16. She is now clean and living a lifelong journey of healing, and self-discovery. She has spent the last two years in the non-profit sector working to help those walking in the shoes she once occupied.

Walking The Red Road was developed in the Advanced Digital Storytelling program developed by Good Influence Films in partnership with RBC Emerging Artists Project and Inspirit Foundation. The music in this episode is Strong Woman Song by Lisa Muswagon and Raven Hart-Bellecourt.
You can catch Breaking Point Part 2: Thriving, where Jim and Michelle discuss their roads to recovery, by subscribing to the Indigenous 150+ podcast. You can follow Michelle on Instagram @miishiikwe. 

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