(CBC TORONTO) WHERE I’M FROM Indigenous artist Sage Paul’s childhood in Gabriel Dumont laid the foundation for her work today

Sage Paul remembers her years at Gabriel Dumont, an Indigenous non-profit housing complex in Scarborough, in two very different ways.

On the one hand, it was the setting of her carefree childhood, where she was immersed in her Aboriginal culture and enveloped by the protection of a tight-knit community.

Today, through the experienced eyes of an adult, she recognizes it was a “rough” place where violence and addiction permeated the neighbourhood.

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