As winter arrives, Thunder Bay’s only funded, Indigenous-led street outreach is running out of money – CBC

Nov 23, 2021

Outreach workers worried about vulnerable population as snow falls, temperatures drop

A large black vehicle rolls up to a couple of men sitting outside on the ground in an alleyway in Thunder Bay, Ont. The window rolls down.

“Hey guys, you guys okay?” a friendly voice calls out from the driver’s seat.

It’s the start of Steven Okeese and Mya Dixon’s evening shift with WiiChiiHehWayWin, the street outreach program run by the Matawa Tribal Council.

Their first task: to check up on people who are out and about in the streets.

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