Columnist’s observations impressive

I want to thank Michelle Stirling-Anosh for her March 21 column, headlined Native father a victim of circumstance?

I want to thank Michelle Stirling-Anosh for her March 21 column, headlined Native father a victim of circumstance?

I was impressed with her insight and perceptions about a native father who was convicted for the death of his children, one and three years of age.

Her article focuses on possible contributing factors to the unfortunate, terrible tragedy that resulted.

She mentions the father’s alcoholism and possible fetal alcohol syndrome.

There is much evidence of the historical difficulties of aboriginal people to suggest that other factors may have contributed to this man’s problems.

I don’t necessarily agree with her suggestions, but I do applaud her efforts in an attempt to comprehend the complexity of the circumstances that give rise to such disturbing events.

I feel that we need to continually search for new ways to provide support to individuals to enable them to function more effectively as parents and members of a community. Some of our efforts should be educational while others should be remedial. All such efforts are preventive.

Stirling-Anosh provides some interesting observations in this particular case that might help to prevent such tragedies.

Rick Assinger

Red Deer

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