Year: 1998 Source: Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 1998. p.212-226 SIEC No: 19980308

This chapter addresses crisis management in isolated Aboriginal communities. A case study from the Sioux Lookout region in Ontario is used to illustrate factors that enhance or impede health care- & service providers functioning as an integrated team. The challenges of working & providing services in remote areas are described. The lack of preparation of front-line workers is specifically discussed. The chapter concludes by reviewing the youth suicide forums held by the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation.