by George Paul,

Chief Rod Googoo of Waycobah expressed his communities struggles with drugs and told the people in attendance, “We are all here today – let’s make a promise to take action, let’s make sure today that we do something, so we can send a strong message.” Photo by George Paul

“We have grandmothers selling pills to their grandchildren,” was one of the shocking statements Chief Terry Paul of Membertou said during the Unama’ki Prescription Drug Misuse Gathering at Wagmatcook Cultural Center on March 25, 2013.

From the vital request of the Unama’ki Chiefs, a day-long prescription drug misuse gathering was held to provided an important opportunity for the Bands to identify and discuss actions that can be taken together to address the problem of prescription drug misuse.

The gathering brought to ...

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