I just experienced something that opened my eyes. I read stories now and then about how serious the situation is for Canadians and in particular for Native People’s when it comes to diabetes. However, I am shocked after attending the Timmins Diabetes Expo.
On Aug. 22, Lyle took his first steps at Pelican Falls in Sioux Lookout to begin his walk to DFC in Thunder Bay. His goal: to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse that has plagued First Nations people in the city and northern communities. He called it the Penasi Walk Against Prescription Drug Abuse.
A total of 55 Canadian Rangers went on active duty in five communities and another 136 on standby status in 14 communities during the recent evacuations of about 3,500 residents of First Nations threatened by forest fires in northern Ontario.
At least for the time being, water continues to serve its purpose to provide life-giving water to Mother Earth as it flows freely, creating paths to hydrate all forms of existence on this elaborately created planet.