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M.A., LISAC, CDP, NCACII, is an internationally recognized educator, facilitator,
program designer, and developer, and author specializing in the art of holistic
human personal/professional development in the behavioral health profession.
Patrick has over 30 years experience in the field and is uniquely qualified
to provide consultation services for tribal organizations and colleges.
Born in Cranbrook, B.C.,
encountered family alcoholism at an early age, therefore, he learned how to
live in an environment of alcoholism and violence.
By the age of 10 Patrick's
parent's separated, and Patrick went with his mother to Vancouver, B.C. It
wasnt long before he was placed in a foster home. Patrick
lived in this foster home until he reached the age of 15, then he ran away.
On his own now he secured small jobs and begin to drink, was alcoholic from
the first drink. By the age of 18 he was sent to prison for breaking and entering
and received 2 years for this. After he served his time he found the streets
of Vancouver. He lived or survived on the streets of different cities throughout
his 18 years living the life of a practicing addict. Around the end of 1973,
Patrick found sobriety, and since then it's been a life of working for the
Patrick is a descendant
of the Ktunaxa and Cree Nations and today Patrick practices the Native traditional
spirituals ways through ceremonies, sweats, and sundance and is an eternal
student of these ways. He believes that the Native people in their healing
of multi-generational trauma and addiction must begin to learn and practice
the traditional ways and respect themselves as First Nations Native people.
It's a balance of living
in two worlds, the Native Traditional world and the contemporary world, we
as First Nations people must learn how to live in these two worlds, first
by beginning to know who we are as Native people.
Patrick's story is not
unique, many of the First Nation's Native people have been lost through multi-generational
trauma and addiction, and it's time to bring ourselves together and begin
the healing process.
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