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New Mino Bimaadiziwin Podcast Episode: Indigenous Mental Health Pioneer Danny Manitowabi

Guest host Dr Brenda Restoule is joined by one of her Indigenous mental health mentors, Danny Manitowabi, for a fascinating conversation about the lessons learned from his long and impressive career in First Nations mental health.

Almost fifty years ago, Danny set up the first mental health clinic in a First Nation. He worked with the community to address a suicide epidemic and later also supported communities in Sioux Lookout to address suicide. Danny went on to work with other local First Nation communities to set up their own mental health services and was responsible for the vision and creation of First Nation mental wellness teams in Canada. And he is a proud member of the Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin.

Guest host Dr Brenda Restoule a psychologist, Chief Executive Officer of the First Peoples Wellness Circle and a proud member of the Dokis First Nation and the Eagle Clan in northern Ontario.

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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.

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