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Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation eyes opening Labrador’s first accredited residential treatment centre – CBC

Mar 18, 2024

The First Nation bought the former Christian Youth Camp outside Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Sixteen Innu stood in front of family and friends, giving short speeches after graduating recently from Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation’s first residential addictions treatment program at a former Christian Youth Camp.

“Here is where I find my identity, here is where I started to find connection with the earth,” said program graduate Mary-Charlotte Michel at the Feb. 29 ceremony.

The first group of graduates is just the beginning of the First Nation’s plan for the camp and Labrador as a whole.

Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation is working to create Labrador’s first nationally accredited residential addictions treatment program, to help all Labradorians seeking help for addiction.

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