A new episode of the Talk Today podcast out today features an interview with former professional lacrosse player and author, Delby Powless.
Powless was recently inducted into the North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame, was the 2003 Tom Longboat Award winner as Canada’s top Indigenous athlete, and spent six seasons in the National Lacrosse League with the Buffalo Bandits, winning the championship in 2008.
Powless is also the author of Medicine Game, a fictional story about lacrosse, growing up as an Indigenous person, and experiencing mental health challenges.
In the interview with hosts Alex Salomie and Justin Dickie, Powless discusses the impact lacrosse has had on his life, growing up in Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, why he wrote Medicine Game, and more.
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Talk Today is one of the most comprehensive mental health programs for amateur sports in Canada. Launched by CMHA Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League in 2014, Talk Today promotes the mental health of young athletes and spreads awareness of mental health throughout communities nationwide. Partnerships include the Canadian Hockey League, Canadian Junior Hockey League, Taekwondo Canada and other amateur sports organizations across Canada. Learn more at www.talktoday.ca.