The Outside Circle’: Rethinking rehabilitation for Aboriginal offenders – CBC

The Outside Circle’: Rethinking rehabilitation for Aboriginal offenders – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2015658 Views

May 26, 2015

Pete Carver is an aboriginal warrior of sorts. He grew up in urban poverty, in Edmonton, ended up in a gang. And, as with so many young aboriginal men and women in Canada today, his warring eventually landed him in prison.

Pete Carver is the main character in a new graphic novel called “The Outside Circle”, illustrated by Kelly Mellings.

Although his story is fiction, it reflects a widespread reality for First Nations men and women… one that the book’s author Patti LaBoucane-Benson knows very well.

For 20 years Patti LaBoucane-Benson has worked on programs to support incarcerated First Nations people.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-26-2015-1.3087566/the-outside-circle-rethinking-rehabilitation-for-aboriginal-offenders-1.3087673

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