Poundmaker’s Lodge hosts information session for community leaders – Battlefords Now

Feb 22, 202

It was a single moment that created the possibility that life could be different for those with addictions in the Battlefords.

Brad Cardinal, executive director of Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres was visiting the area some time ago when he stepped outside a local mall.

“I was tired, I sat there, and I was having a cigarette,” he said, noting as he was standing outside, heard something coming from a nearby garbage can.

“This young man – young Indigenous man – stepped out of the garbage can and he looked at me and I looked at him and the first thing that I saw on his face was overwhelming shame,” he said. “The shame of his life and his conditions and where he was at in his life.”

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