Elsipogtog 2

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During the first stop on the Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour, Angela, Kelly and Bridget sat down with Bernadette, Willi, Noel and Josephine to learn of their experiences and gain insight into strategies working for them when dealing with depression, drug abuse and the root causes.

(0:30- 2:48) Bernadette tells us of her experiences and perspectives on drug problems in her community.
(2:49 - 6:18) Willi shares her gift of the Good Life Gathering, and stories of strength from Grassy Narrows.
(6:19 - 10:00) Noel talks about communication and understanding as potent tools for healing.
(10:02 - 14:42) Josephine, Elder and Healer, illuminates her commitment to traditional practices in caring for her people.

Recorded on April 3 and 4, 2006, in and around Elsipogtog First Nation. Edited at the Dominion Paper office in Montreal on April 11. Uploaded on April 15 at our Easter refuge.

Stay tuned for more Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour podcasts, and visit Angela's blog for overview and context to the tour as it unfolds.

Our thanks to Josephine, Willi and Ron for organizing our stay. Joe John, Frank and the boys for the sweat lodge. Bernadette and her family for their hospitality, and the kind folkswho prepared the feast. Thanks also to all who came out, shared your experiences and supported our work.

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