Johnny Issaluk issues public apology

By Johnny Issaluk

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There are no words to express my grief and regret for the pain I have caused. To those I have harmed by my actions: I am truly, truly sorry.

It was never my intention to hurt anybody, but I know I did. By not healing from my own trauma, I have hurt others. We must stop this cycle in our community. And I know it starts with me taking responsibility for my actions.

I am also seeking treatment for my alcoholism, which is no excuse, but has made this behavior worse and caused more pain to those I love.

I want to thank my friends and family for their support and I deeply regret the shame that is now shared with them.

I hope I can one day earn your forgiveness.


Johnny Issaluk

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