comewhatmay_hem t1_j5jny9m wrote

In Northern Saskatchewan, yes. Very much so.

Even in the rest of the province, it's pretty bad. Saskatchewan has the highest rates of domestic violence, child abuse and intravenous drug use in the entire country. There is an extremely unfortunate overlap with the fact the province also has the highest Native population in the country. You can draw your own conclusions from that.


comewhatmay_hem t1_j5f7l7i wrote

There is a good chance this boy grew up in a cesspool of drug addiction, alcoholism and sexual abuse. That all of these things happened under his roof on a regular, if not daily, basis. That he not only had these things happen to him, but he had to witness it happen to his siblings as well.

It's not a bold assumption to make when you grew up in Sask and are familiar with Northern communities and the people who live there.