Indigenous Canadian Living on Street Donates Big Settlement Check to Youth Center

Indigenous Canadian Living on Street Donates Big Settlement Check to Youth Center

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SideDoor Youth Centre Canada photoIn Canada, the past sins were finally accounted for recently, when the government paid restitution to those aboriginal Canadians who were forced into Residential Schools in the twentieth century.

One man in the Northwest Territories took his compensation, and inspired a community.

Charles Delorme, known by many in the Yellowknife area as “Charlie,” who has spent most of 40 years on the streets, donated the money from his residential school settlement to the SideDoor Youth Centre, which offers programs for at-risk youth and provides overnight shelter for teens.

(READ the story and VIEW the photo of Charlie, from the CBC News)

Thanks to Brenda Gelean, who said the story brought tears to her eyes, for submitting the link!

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