I got in trouble with the law and was sent to jail for a year. I ended up in Calgary at Spy Hill. Once I was let out, I didn’t have a place to go and ended up living outdoors in Calgary.
“I was waiting at the bus stop and there were Indigenous people standing around. And I looked at the ground. I was waiting in the grocery line and there were Indigenous people in front of me and behind me. And I looked at the ground. I was with my children at the library, looking for a book. There were Indigenous people in the same aisle as me. And I looked at the ground. But after learning about Canada’s Indigenous history, after talking to Indigenous people and learning about them, I don’t look at the ground anymore. I look them in the eyes, and I say hello.”