Examining The Assumptions And “Narrative Truth” Of Substance Abuse On Canadian Indigenous Reserves
Debbie Paul is a victim of her own milieu. Blaming Canadian society is a side step. Dysfunction in indigenous communities preceded residential schools and the 1960s adoptions, and it will last for many more generations unless the scapegoating ends. I agree with all that Mr. Pew writes.
We have exactly the same issues in Australia. All you have to do with your essays to relevantly publish here is just change the names and addresses of the participants to the charades that come out of the Woke.
A Medscape article last spring caught my interest: "Off-Reserve First Nations Teens Face Mental Health Challenges" https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/972373?uac=95232EK&faf=1&sso=true&impID=4180081&src=mkm_ret_220422_mscpmrk_clntrd-ca_int , so I read their overview, and also went to the actual journal article (Child Psychiatry and Human Development Feb 9, 2022), which is linked within the Medscape piece. (If you care to read the academic study, it’s best to use the Medscape link, because they bestow permission to read the full article).
The study is interesting, though the sample size of Indigenous teens is quite small (the authors acknowledge this; it probably had to do with the limited number of parent-teen couples who could be persuaded to be interviewed). What I DIDN’T find in this 8-page paper was any mention of fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or even any mention of alcohol use during pregnancy, or EVEN the word “alcohol” (I also searched the entire document for occurrences of FAS or FASD). Not a word, not a whisper (whereas ADHD appears 18 times, GAD appears 15 times, etc.). So I’m thinking, hmm, this is an academic journal and they can’t bring FASD into the discussion. It’s covered by the term “maternal distress”, I guess.