Frank Leo Jimmy owes his escape from addiction in great part to the Bill Brady Healing Center, an intense residential program that cared for people fighting addiction before it shut down in 2013. He's working to bring it back.
I attend Mt. Edgecumbe High School -- the same boarding school both my grandfathers were forced to attend in their youth. Needless to say, assimilation is a great success. But in that success, a tremendous loss remains for my people and for myself. A long time ago our cultures were taken away, and in their place were left alcohol, suicide, disconnection.