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Teepee camp reaching out to homeless

(Kaitlin Lee, 660 NEWS)

A Calgary man who created a protest camp outside the courthouse downtown is working to find a permanent space to run programs for the community and those living on the streets.

A pair of teepees and a tent were set up for demonstrations following a not guilty verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing Tina Fontaine, an indigenous teen from Winnipeg.

Garret Smith said the camp became a place for healing and gathering and it offered some solace for the homeless.

“There’s a lot of Indigenous people here in the city that can benefit from something like this you know, more so than I can,” he said.

Next Tuesday, the camp marks 100 days at the site with an event that features drumming, traditional dance and ceremonies.