"I learned something interesting in church," begins 48-year-old Kelly, who is a half Ojibway, half Swedish, First Nations citizen.
"Far be it for me to even compare, but I learned that I've come close to one of our Lord Saviour's accomplishments. For example, I learned that Jesus turned water into wine. When I was in university, I turned a student loan into alcohol."
He also stars in the TV show Fish Out of Water--which plays up Kelly's "urban aboriginal" shtick, whereby he visits remote communities and learns traditional skills--which is halfway through filming its fourth season on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.