For Alberta’s First Nations, Métisand Inuit people, life is often vastlydifferent from other Albertans. Formore than a century, aboriginal peopleshave faced widespread discriminationand racism and the erosion oftheir cultures, traditions and socialnetworks. In turn, individuals, familiesand communities have experiencedhigher rates of poverty, illness andaddiction and fewer opportunities foreducation, employment and a betterquality of life.
Curtis Gillespie visited the BloodReserve in southern Alberta to see howone nation is trying to change powerfuland persistent influences on healththrough job training
photos by George webber