Blackfoot traditions the basis of outdoor recovery camp

 By Theodora Macleod  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For Alvin Mills and his organization, Kii maa pii pii tsin (Kindness to Others), supporting the at risk and vulnerable in the Lethbridge area is the top priority, specifically, those battling addiction amid the opioid crisis. Unfortunately, as Lethbridge remains among the cities with the most overdoses per capita in Canada, they have a growing population to serve. ?Last year, Mills and his team of support staff endeavoured to run their Indigenous oriented recovery camp for three months; however by the end of the second month their funding was pulled. This year, they are back for another two weeks thanks to the financial support of the Blood Tribe. Based on traditional Blackfoot beliefs, the camp aims to remove those suffering with addiction from…

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