Ep 11: Harm Reduction – Being Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations with Audra Stonefish
We’re thrilled to be joined today by Audra Stonefish for this smart, thoughtful conversation about the importance of harm reduction with Thunderbird Partnership Foundation CEO, Carol Hopkins. Audra is the Cultural Harm Reduction Outreach Supervisor for Chippewas of the Thames First Nation located in southwestern Ontario. Audra’s program is in its fifth year. It focuses on meeting the relatives wherever they are, promoting mental wellness and safe drug use. Culture based harm reduction carries the same goal with every interaction, and that is promoting inclusivity and facilitating connection because they believe those things will help people take charge of their own wellbeing and move towards recovery, whatever that looks like for the individual. Working with the crisis response line and the community wellness worker, Audra’s long term goal is to provide education on the impact of harm reduction and eliminate stigma.
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Our theme music is by Courtney Riley, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.
Mino Bimaadiziwin is produced by David McGuffin of Explore Podcast Productions and the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation