On Patrol with SAGE Clan

This article was written by Oseremen Irete with photos by Bariyaa Ipaa

Lethbridge photographer Bariyaa Ipaa’s work captures Lethbridge from an insider’s perspective. Ipaa is not a fly on the wall parachuted in to give a view, just a person who captures the reality of the community while being an active participant. His photographs paint a people-focused, honest, and warm picture of Lethbridge from someone who understands it intimately.

This collection of photos are from a walk with SAGE Clan Patrol, a group founded by Mark Brave Rock that works to address the overdose crisis at the grassroots. – Oseremen Irete

“Sage Clan provides support such as meals, clothing, first aid, and water to the community they serve without exploiting their marginalized status in order to elicit a blue-washed human rights emotional response. They are returning the western gaze by choosing people over property.” – Bariyaa

Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa
Photography by Bariyaa Ipaa

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