The Sundancer

Since I participated in a Blanket Exercise about one month ago, I have given much time to contemplating how I can be a better psychiatrist to indigenous youth. It happened that around the same time that I participated in the Blanket Exercise, I was also reading a book, Little Yellow House, by Carissa Halton. One…

Treaty People

Last month, I read a book by Edmonton Author Carissa Halton called Little Yellow House. I had been thinking a great deal about my own journey toward Truth and Reconciliation and one chapter in this book affected my consideration, especially after participating in the Blanket Exercise, as I described last week. Last week’s blog was…

Not Just Any Village

In recent months, I have come to learn more and more about the difficulties indigenous youth have in obtaining mental health services. In part, this is because local, provincial and federal news reports are calling attention to these difficulties but I am also very much aware of the needs of these young people in my…