Aboriginal fathers have two traditional roles - to provide and to protect. But when Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in residential schools, their fathers lost their ability to protect their children. And when many of those children got out of the schools, broken from years of abuse, they had lost their capacity to provide and protect. And while society focused on the struggles of single mothers, these men became lost and invisible.
In Whitehorse, Yukon, The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti hosts a Town Hall where you'll hear from men who have struggled and returned to their families, and from younger men who grew up with engaged fathers, and are better equipped to raise their own families. Meet the folks who are quietly and determinedly changing the lives of Aboriginal fathers and sons.