SLFNHA Chiefs Forum: Answering the Call for Help: Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse in Our Communities

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority hosted a Chiefs Forum on the topic Answering the Call for Help: Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse in Our Communities on February 10-12, 2009 in Thunder Bay, ON.

Day one of the forum saw presentaions by Andrea J. Williams (Williams Consulting), Les Corbiere (Healthy Lifestyles Projector, M'Chigeeng First Nation), Marnie Mitchel (FNIB), Mark Erdelyan (Centre of Addictions and Mental Health), Tom Morris (Wasaya Airlines) and Brad Duce (Nishhnawbe-Aski Police Service).  On day two the particpants chose from five breakout sessions.  Day three the chiefs made a declaration titled Mamow Na-Ta-Wii-He-Tih-Sowin: Healing Together to address the problems of prescription drug abuse.

For more information on the Chiefs Forum click here to go to the SLFNHA website.