Author: Dionne, Jackson
Author: Interviewer: McLean, Ward
Jackson Dionne stated he had a drinking problem after growing up in Fort St. James. Eventually he quit drinking in 1996, and in 1998 went to school to be a counselor. Eventually got a part time job at a youth treatment centre but then left that soon after to get a job with Urban Native Youth Association, and then got job with Native Court worker’s Association. Their mandate is to keep people from using alcohol and drugs by way of offering abstinence counseling. As well as working with Aboriginals in court, they offer detox, family advocate work and offer elder and youth programs for aboriginals in the community.
Jackson Dionne - Native Court Workers Association
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