Obvious living in a household where not a lot is being said away from home, I realized that my friends were dealing with the same issues.
On August 28th, 2002, that day changed my life forever.
I could remember as far as I was five years old, being out on the land and experiencing cultural and traditional things though my father. When we're out there it's about living in the moment and enjoying each other's company.
I still admire being on the land with my father because this is where he is at his best. The last 12 to 15 years I've been living a pretty fast pace life with my hockey career and living in big cities but every time I get home, spending time out on the land is so peaceful and humbling and it just brings you back down to earth. This is something that a lot of people don't realize.
It's ok to open up and be honest and make sure that there is always someone there to listen. I don't want you to be by the water, you're going to drop it!