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‘Warriors Against Violence’ tries to heal aboriginal men

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Healing circle. In the past year, Warriors Against Violence saw over 400 clients. Some are ordered by court to attend; most come voluntarily. (CBC) Healing circle. In the past year, Warriors Against Violence saw over 400 clients. Some are ordered by court to attend; most come voluntarily. (CBC)

Vancouver program run on a shoestring by couple with own history of domestic abuse

By Duncan McCue, CBC News, July 6, 2015

The handsome, clean-cut man in his early 30s has a faraway look in his eyes as he struggles to recount an evening years ago — when he assaulted his girlfriend and landed in prison.

“The worst part is, I don’t know exactly what I did. I saw pictures of it when I sobered up the next day. It put a lump in my throat, to think I was capable of doing that.”

As he shares his story, 15 men of all different ages surround him, listening intently. Sage and sweetgrass smoke wafts about the all-purpose room in a community centre in Vancouver’s Eastside.

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