Sean Russell from Mi’kmaq First Nation in Eel River New Brunswick joins The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia as Program Manager for the youth justice project, Through an Aboriginal Lens. Sean has 8 years’ experience working with Indigenous Youth and families through the Friendship Centre Society as an Outreach Worker and Counselor specializing in addictions. He has facilitated different individual and group based workshops on anger management, addiction education, self-esteem, and relationship building. Sean has lived in the Mission community for over 15 years and continually strives to improve his community by advocating for programs for our Indigenous people. Sean hopes to move back to his home community in New Brunswick to continue helping those who are so often unseen by mainstream society. Sean is honored to have the privilege to continue working with Indigenous youth and families with compassion and respect.
Wela’lin (Thank you)