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Changing the Story: Community-led Alcohol Planning

February 10, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Changing the Story

Harold Johnson discusses the normalization of alcohol, its impact, and our ability to change. This webinar encourages us to have difficult conversations about alcohol and our need to mobilize for change. An overview of the Alcohol Strategy will be provided along with information outlining the Strategy’s approach and outcomes.

Details

Date:
February 10, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Type:
,

Organizer

Marlene Dray
Phone:
306-651-4306
Email:
mdray@skprevention.ca

Presenter

Harold Johnson
About:

Harold R. Johnson is the author if five fiction and five nonfiction books, with three more books in the publishing queue. His nonfiction work ‘Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours)” was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for nonfiction. Born and raised in northern Saskatchewan to a Swedish father and a Cree mother, he is a graduate of Harvard Law School and managed a private practice for several years before becoming a Crown prosecutor. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation.

Joan Johnson is a traditional Indigenous woman. Joan has had a lengthy career in justice and community development that has included work with Correctional Services of Canada, development of restorative justice approaches in Aboriginal communities, work with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, and the role of a complex case needs Probation Officer in northern Saskatchewan. She was recognized for her experience and expertise, seconded to work on the alcohol strategy in January of 2016, and is now employed with Community Safety and Wellbeing branch for the province.

Harold and Joan lived on the north end of Montreal Lake for 20 years. They recently relocated to Gabriola, B. C.

Details

Date:
February 10, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Type:
,

Organizer

Marlene Dray
Phone:
306-651-4306
Email:
mdray@skprevention.ca

Presenter

Harold Johnson
About:

Harold R. Johnson is the author if five fiction and five nonfiction books, with three more books in the publishing queue. His nonfiction work ‘Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours)” was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for nonfiction. Born and raised in northern Saskatchewan to a Swedish father and a Cree mother, he is a graduate of Harvard Law School and managed a private practice for several years before becoming a Crown prosecutor. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation.

Joan Johnson is a traditional Indigenous woman. Joan has had a lengthy career in justice and community development that has included work with Correctional Services of Canada, development of restorative justice approaches in Aboriginal communities, work with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, and the role of a complex case needs Probation Officer in northern Saskatchewan. She was recognized for her experience and expertise, seconded to work on the alcohol strategy in January of 2016, and is now employed with Community Safety and Wellbeing branch for the province.

Harold and Joan lived on the north end of Montreal Lake for 20 years. They recently relocated to Gabriola, B. C.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute