Metis Man Treats Terminal Cancer with Traditional Medicine

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Stephanie Taylor
CBC News

Ric Richardson, a 61-year-old Metis business owner and mayor of the northern Saskatchewan village of Green Lake, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in February. He opted to use traditional Indigenous therapies so that he would not suffer the side effects of chemotherapy in his final days. His oncologist refused follow up treatment after learning of Richardson's choice to use tradtional methods of care. Richardson reached out to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, which is now working to ensure that oncologists support those seeking traditional treatments.

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