Turning Points: Donald

Donald’s past experiences with violence, the justice system and addiction were all lessons that got him to where he is today. He reflects on being a father and channelling his experiences through poetry—both of which were crucial steps towards his own healing.

“Nobody ever asked me what happened to me. They always want to know what a bad guy I was.”

Donald Prince

Turning Points is a series of eight short films about alcohol use, addiction, and healing in Yellowknife, directed by the storytellers themselves. An outcome of Peter Klein’s 2016 Wall Solutions project “Turning Points: An Empowerment Connection Project for Indigenous People with Alcohol Dependence”, the video production provided a platform for people from Indigenous communities across the Canadian Arctic to connect, share their experiences and tap into storytelling traditions that have been used to connect and heal people for centuries.