An Excerpt

Background

The fact that Sandy Lake holds a record, of sorts, as having the third highest
prevalence of diabetes in the world is more a tragedy than a source of prestige
. . . it is imperative that we salvage the next generation from the ravages that are
plaguing this generation. The preventable nature of this complex combination
of physical and social calamity demands action. Harry Meekis, Sandy Lake First
Nation (Elliott 1997).

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