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Dwain was born in Athabasca and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon. His was the only Black family in Whitehorse at that time. After his parents separated, he was raised in Calgary and left home at 16 or 17. During the 1960s, it was common for people to have a nomadic lifestyle, and Dwain travelled across Canada and into parts of the United States.

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