Indigenous men come together in Sask. to work toward healing, change – CBC

Oct 13, 2022

Meadow Lake Tribal Council hopes wellness conference inspires change in communities

Chester Herman was gassing up his vehicle when he noticed a poster for a men’s wellness conference hosted by the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) outreach team.

It’s not something that would typically stop him in his tracks, but the poster listed grief and loss among the topics to be discussed.

“It kind of hit the spot for me. I’m going through a lot because of my loss,” he said, describing an immense sorrow he has felt since the death of his wife.

The overarching theme of the conference — which took place last week in Meadow Lake, Sask. — was dealing with the root causes of current issues facing some Indigenous men, such as mental health challenges, addictions, grief and guilt.

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