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Jorgina Sunn first entered a gang in search of people like her.

“I found myself situated with a different crowd of people. People that were addicted, people that we hurting, most of us Indigenous,” she says.

“We all bonded in this dysfunction and trauma.”

Jorgina is now five and a half years sober. She works with the Saskatoon gang-exit group Str8 Up, and tells her story in hopes of helping others.

“I needed to get skills on how to forgive myself” for the harm her drug-dealing had caused, she says. That way, she could begin to forgive others for the abuses she had suffered.

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