Real Truths is a five-part video series with Mohawk leader, Sakokweniokwas (Thomas R. Porter), that explores how Haudenosaunee teachings and an Indigenous worldview might be applied to the fight against the on-going opioid epidemic and beyond. In Part 1, Sakokweniokwas discusses the Good Mind and the importance of our teachings - and how an adherence to them might offer people struggling with addiction a set of guidelines to follow to aid in their recovery.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
As cases of COVID-19 increase in our area, remember that you or someone you encounter may have the virus and not know it or display symptoms. There are many ways to prevent infection and stop the spread. Whether you feel healthy or not- stay home, wash your hands often, and avoid close contact with people outside of your household (stay 6 feet apart).
If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or have any concerns about your health, call your primary care provider to be assessed. Patients of the Lionel R. John Health Center can call (716) 945-5894 and patients of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center can call (716) 532-5582.