If the parents won't admit that they're making mistakes, it's coming from all over. It's no way to live, says Angela, but it's the only way she knows to fend off her demons, nightmares that haunt them all. Any group under similar attack from the outside would respond by internalizing the violence, he says. The first European contact with Sheshatshiu came in 1743 when a French merchant named Louise Fornel established a trading post on what became a major travel route for the inland fur industry. When I was going through the grieving process for Gabe in Ottawa, she recalls, an elder who was with me said this is just typical of our communities. These were good people who just, all of a sudden, went sideways, he says. He had grown up in Davis Inlet, where he started sniffing gas as a child, then graduated to alcohol and drug abuse, and started having children of his own when he was just a teenager. Among the best of antidotes for such deep wounds is storytelling, or intergenerational transmission of knowledge, he added. We can do it, we can stop drinking.". Other people can fall victim to their own high, committing reckless acts like jumping off high places believing they can fly, or wandering into traffic.
(We spoke to the children through a translator). Green, who grew up on a First Nations reserve in central British Columbia, lost both her boyfriend and her brother to suicide as young adults. Our society is broken, she says. Reporter: Natalie Clancy Producer: Stuart Coxe. The truth of it is that it is very hard anyway. Is it a family curse? And then there are the more serious effects - including permanent damage to the liver, kidneys, eyes, bone marrow, heart, and blood vessels.
Vollant had begged her older brother. You dont want to panic but you wonder if weve just lost another kid, says Therrien Pinette, who is the director of Uashats land protection office.