In the Spirit of Medicine: Welcome to our land - our children need you
Those boys jumping from the snow bank are the future suicides in our communities, but only if we allow it. What we tell our children and what we say to each other makes a difference.
In the Spirit of Medicine features the essays of Dr. Arne Vainio, an enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and a family practice doctor on the Fond Du Lac reservation in Cloquet.
His essays on life, work, medicine, and spirit are published in News from Indian Country and you can find the link to this story here.
Picture: Children playing at Big Trout Lake, Northern Ontario, January 1956
John Macfie, Black and white negative
Reference Code: C 330-13-0-0-172
Archives of Ontario, I0000499