Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation facing roadblocks in attempt to open a women’s shelter in Fort Simpson – CBC

The First Nation is struggling to secure funding and a space to operate the shelter out of

Nov 21, 2022

Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation (LKFN) has been trying to open a full-time emergency shelter for women and children in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. It would also serve the surrounding communities.

Although there is a clear need for the shelter, the First Nation has been running into one roadblock after another trying to find funding and secure a building.

Amy Fraser, the regional victim services co-ordinator at LKFN, said there is a tremendous need in the community for daytime programming and an emergency shelter for women and their children.

“My vision was to open a home that would allow for both,” said Fraser. “I didn’t realize how hard that vision was.”

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