Bridget Perrier is a self-described “warrior.” She is a survivor in every sense of the word.
Adopted out by her Ojibwe mother to a non-Native family in Thunder Bay, she suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a family friend. The repercussions of this abuse surfaced when she was placed into a Children’s Aid Society-run group home in the city and was quickly lured into the world of prostitution at the age of 12.
“There were a lot of us,” Perrier said of the underage prostitutes who were working in Thunder Bay.
National Indigenous Peoples Day which takes place on June 21 and the wider National Indigenous History Month in June is a significant time for Indigenous...