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
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