Watch on APTN from 5:30pm Local Time, each Sunday, starting March 24, 2024.

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Sacred Breath of Life: Protecting Against the Toxic Drug - Episode 04

Watch the Premiere Episode on APTN this Sunday March 24 at 5:30pm Local Time

A NATIONTALK MEDIA PRODUCTION

The Sacred Breath of Life

The Sacred Breath of Life; Protecting Against The Drug Crisis is a documentary series illuminating the challenges, triumphs, and resilience of Indigenous communities. This season will focus on preventing the toxic drug crisis and those who struggle with substance use. Each instalment delves into different facets of substance use, recovery, and community support, aiming to destigmatize these issues and foster a greater understanding. The series endeavours to instill hope, foster a sense of belonging, uncover meaning, and highlight purpose while also raising awareness and advocating for inclusive approaches to substance use recovery.

Previous Series Episodes

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Sacred Breath of Life: Protecting Against the Toxic Drug - Episode 01

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Sacred Breath of Life: Protecting Against the Toxic Drug - Episode 03

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Sacred Breath of Life: Protecting Against the Toxic Drug - Episode 02

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Series Sacred Breath of Life - Preventing the Toxic Drug Crisis - Episode 01

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Series Sacred Breath of Life - Preventing the Toxic Drug Crisis - Episode 02

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Series Sacred Breath of Life - Preventing the Toxic Drug Crisis - Episode 03

Series Information:

Details

Date: Every Sunday Starting March 24 – June 9

Time: 5:30pm Local Time on APTN

Website: www.ihtoday.ca/sbl

Featuring Subject Matter Experts From:

– Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
– First Peoples Wellness Circle
– First Nations Health Managers Association

Produced by NationTalk Inc / Indigenous Health, Today!

UP NEXT: Episode 4 on April 14 at 5:30pm Local Time –

This episode highlights Indigenous communities’ strength in addressing drug dealing, showcasing their strategies and challenges.

We explore how communities band together to confront drug dealers, revealing both the positives and negatives of these efforts. Through candid discussions, we unveil the complexities involved.

Delving into the issues of drug supply and law enforcement, we examine the challenges and opportunities in working with authorities.

Triumph Over Adversity is celebrated through stories of resilience and success, demonstrating the community’s determination to overcome drug-related challenges.

The episode concludes with a call for continued community solidarity and collaboration, emphasizing the importance of working together towards safer, healthier futures.

Last Week’s Details:

Speakers

  • Dr. Carol Hopkins, O.C., MSW, LL.D (hons.), Chief Executive Officer, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation.
  • Elder Betty Ann Clayton, Will Luut Gii Dawhl Gamk, Elder at Kílala Lelum.
  • Leah Walker, Executive Director, Kílala Lelum.
  • Dr. Shannon McDonald, Acting Chief Medical Officer, FNHA.
  • Hosted and Moderated by Marion Crowe, CEO, FNHMA


About the COVID-19 Weekly Virtual Town Halls presented by FNHMA:

FNHMA is convening a weekly Virtual Town Hall Information Session & Q+A every Thursday to discuss the effects of the pandemic on affecting health managers, front line health workers, and First Nations communities.

These Town Halls are free and open to all health managers, front line health workers, First Nation Community members and the general public who are looking for transparent, clear information and advice related to COVID-19 – whether or not your Community is affected or not.

We see these meetings as an opportunity for us all to check in regularly, exchange reliable information, and identify the collective needs of our Peoples and Communities. Each meeting will feature updates from FNHMA, health experts from across the country, and other invited guests. At the same time, you’ll be able to connect with these health officials through email and take part in the Live Q+A session every week. Questions can be sent to FNHMA@ihtoday.ca and, time permitted, will be answered that week during the Virtual Town Hall on Thursdays.

Please stay tuned on ihtoday.ca for updates of each Town Hall which will be livestreamed here on ihtoday.ca/townhall.