Biskane – A Dear Self Story
With the influx of gang related incidents and violence in Thunder Bay it has become very apparent that steps need to be taken to help ensure the safety of our community members. As a result, a collaborative approach was taken to help support individuals in our community that are at greatest risk of being victimized or impacted by gang activity. Awareness and education on the realities of what is going on in the community, the outlining risk factors and protective factors as well as signs to look out for will help students, educators, parents and community members work together to build a healthier community.
At the age of 17, Jessica was lured by her boyfriend into situations that changed her life forever. She has titled her story “Biskane” – Which in Ojibway means “Ignites”- because she hopes her story can ignite a fire in people to be kind, to their hearts and minds and continue the awareness about Human Trafficking.
The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to thank Jessica for bravely telling her story and trusting us to capture her message and respectfully presenting her journey to healing.