Former Nats’ejee K’eh treatment centre gets new lease on life as Dene wellness centre – CBC

K’atl’odeeche First Nation to offer wellness retreats, workshops and training programs

Jan 10, 2019

The former Nats’ejee K’eh drug and alcohol treatment centre has officially reopened as the Dene Wellness and Development Centre.

The building sat vacant since 2013, when the territorial government shut the territory’s last treatment centre down. The K’atl’odeeche First Nation had been actively negotiating with the N.W.T. government to access the building since 2016.

This week, the 16-bed facility officially opened for short- and long-term wellness retreats, although workshops have been offered since October — one dealing with grief and loss and the other with traditional medicine.

Similar workshops are planned for later this year. The centre has also been booked for conferences and a handgames tournament.

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