‘We’ve got to be open and willing to try things that are working for other nations,’ says Siksika councillor
CBC News Â· Posted: Nov 15, 2019 10:23 AM MTÂ
Following dozens of opioid related overdoses and two states of emergency,Â the Blood Tribe’s chief and council have started looking for answersÂ in their own backyard, and are now sharing their solutions with the broader Indigenous community.
Doctors and health care practitioners from across Canada gatheredÂ at a first-of-its-kind forum in CalgaryÂ focused on Indigenous harm reduction, to discuss the different strategies at work to combat addictions.
Rebecca Many Grey Horses, a health analyst with Blood Tribe Health, was there on Thursday to share whereÂ her nation is finding success.
Many Grey Horses spoke withÂ users and recovering addicts, family membersÂ and health care staff to arrive at 24 recommendations, some of which are already at work on the Blood Tribe reserve.