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Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation celebrating seven years – APTN News

Apr 01, 2024

Healing can happen in the bush.

So says the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation of Yellowknife, which is celebrating seven years of operation.

Its land-based camp has been helping Métis, Inuit and Dene clients from remote communities in three territories who are struggling with addiction.

“Four hours sometimes I spend with one person,” says Dene-Métis counsellor Ruth Mercredi. “And (it’s something) just to watch them change while you’re listening to their story.”

Clients spend one to two weeks with the camp before heading south for further treatment.

Executive director Bala Tirupathi says the foundation is completing a study on the feasibility of opening an overnight wellness centre.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/arctic-indigenous-wellness-foundation-celebrating-seven-years/

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