Turning Points: Catherine

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The latest episode of the Turning Points series is available through PBS NewsHour and the Turning Points website. Catherine shares her powerful story of growing up in the city of Yellowknife, raised primarily by her grandparents and how she is now reclaiming her identity for herself and her children by learning her language, through writing, and through her relationship with the land.

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. 

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