Honouring a Quiet Warrior: Larry Morrissette

By Elizabeth Comack and Jim Silver First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Sept 28, 2016 The recent death of Larry Morrissette (April 16, 1957 – Sept 20, 2016) is a major loss, not only to his family… Read More

Remembering Larry Morrisette

  Larry Morrissette’s untimely death on September 19, 2016 is a great loss to Winnipeg’s Indigenous community and to all those active in making transformative change in Winnipeg’s inner city. Larry was the Executive Director of Ogijiita Pimatiswin… Read More

The Tough on Crime Strategy Has Not Made our Communities Safer

By Elizabeth Comack, Cara Fabre and Shanise Burgher Crime rates in Canada have been steadily declining for more than a decade, yet prison populations have been increasing in recent years. Commentators have attributed this disconnection between dropping crime… Read More

“Indians Wear Red”: Aboriginal Street Gangs in Winnipeg

They were kids when they started. Teenagers locked up in the youth detention centre, watching movies about American street gangs. Soon they realized that if they stood up for each other, and worked together, it was easier to… Read More