Tony: Back from the Brink


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A story from the dark side of the Canadian Arctic.

Tony Kalluk should have been long dead. Instead, he’s on a rocky road to redemption, and his story reverberates throughout Nunavut.

From a horrendous childhood, Tony grew up to be a violent criminal, spending 20 years in the prison system by the time he turned 40. High on pills, he attempted “suicide by police” but was was only wounded. Then, against the odds, Tony returned home to Clyde River, where he was helped by people he had formerly frightened, and found a vocation as a community counsellor, using his life experience to guide others.

But his demons are still close by, watching as Tony makes headway towards a new life.

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  1. William Greenland
    Posted January 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi I found this to be a very good video, and I think this will help alot of our men who are presently in the jails across the north to be able to see there is change.
    I work with a Program for Men Called “A New Day” which helps them to address their abusive behaviors to look at ways of finding their strengths and live by the values they want in relationships with their spouse, children, family, friends, other men and community. This type of program will also help to decrease the number of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in the North.
    I would like to suggest we do some work together in future projects.

  2. William Greenland
    Posted January 29, 2016 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    “A New Day” Program I forgot to mention our work is in Yellowknife NT,. we can be reached at 867-873-2201.
    Coordinator : Laura Bioleau
    Facilitator: William Greenland
    Organization: Tree Of Peace Friendship Centre.

  3. Carol
    Posted April 12, 2016 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    I watched the documentary and I was touched by the raw emotional honesty. I was wondering how Tony and his family are doing

  4. daniel
    Posted May 4, 2016 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    I was touched by Tony’s story, and I wish that others would have the privileged to watch and pass on the things they learn during the video….

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