Turning Points: William

William Greenland reads a letter he wrote to his son about his life, his addiction, and how being a father became a turning point for his healing journey.  William is a longtime Yellowknife resident and a counsellor at the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation.

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.