Indigenous experts share harm reduction strategies at first-of-its-kind forum in Calgary

Indigenous experts share harm reduction strategies at first-of-its-kind forum in Calgary

CBC News, Nov 15, 2019
[Excerpt] Following dozens of opioid related overdoses and two states of emergency, the Blood Tribe’s chief and council have started looking for answers in their own backyard, and are now sharing their solutions with the broader Indigenous community.
Doctors and health care practitioners from across Canada gathered at a first-of-its-kind forum in Calgary focused on Indigenous harm reduction, to discuss the different strategies at work to combat addictions.
‘We’ve got to be open and willing to try things that are working for other nations,’ says Siksika councillor.

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