Substances Substance use issues continue to be a priority concern for First Nations people in Canada. The issue is compounded by increasing needs due to easy to access drugs such as opioids and methamphetamines, which can result in mental health issues that often accompany substance use. This section provides information on some of the […]
Embracing one’s Indigenous connection, self-acceptance, and pride.
Wellness is a balance of the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional.
Many people find resiliency for their wellness, grounded in culture, language, ceremony and Indigenous Knowledge, supported by nurturing relationships with land, family and community.
Culture is expressed in different ways by different Indigenous Peoples. However, there are common foundational beliefs and concepts that support a unified definition of Indigenous culture. There are primary concepts of the Indigenous worldview…
There are many reasons why people use substances to help overcome pain and bring relief
Some pros and cons to consider when using cannabis
Stigma, isolation, and unregulated drug supplies can pose harm and create conditions for people to overdose unintentionally
There is growing concern about the increased use of meth in First Nations communities
Tips on managing safe alcohol use