ABSTRACT

As the writing of this chapter begins, an article in the Edmonton Journal appears that is prophetically relevant to the subject matter of this book. Journalist Darcy Henton (2010) tells the story of Christopher Crane, age 19 and a member of a gang at troubled Maskwacis Cree Nation, 2 near Edmonton, Alberta. In 2008, he fired the gun in a drunken drive-by shooting. A stray bullet found an innocent toddler. The child survived but for the rest of her life will have to live with this trauma, as well as a bullet that is lodged in her spine and the scars from her surgery.