In the Same Boat is an article that describes a large canoe journey of over 250 paddlers. These paddlers include law enforcement, Aboriginal youth and Aboriginal elders. The week long journey is made in an attempt to break down the divide between Aboriginal youth and law enforcement. Most of the article focusses on the difficulty of the journey and indicates that those involved have felt tensions leave during the journey. Probably the most interesting part of this article is the reaction in the comment section. Have a read and judge for yourself. Many of the comments are highly critical of this initiative with the most interesting comment pointing out that these students need to be in school and be clean and sober and that these may not be the youth law enforcement needs to win over.
In the Same Boat
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