Wheels begin to turn on new NWT trauma healing lodge – Cabin Radio

October 6, 2023

Work has begun on a feasibility study for a trauma healing lodge in the Northwest Territories, though a location has yet to be chosen.

The project, announced earlier this year, is the work of Dene Wellness Warriors, an Indigenous counselling group led by Roy and Jean Erasmus.

The two presented an update on the proposed lodge – which aims to provide residential school survivors with trauma aftercare – at this week’s Gwich’in Assembly.

“We’re here in the middle of a mental health crisis in the North,” Jean Erasmus told delegates in Inuvik, “yet there are no residential trauma treatment centres here in the NWT.”

A project manager has been hired and a consulting company has been assigned to carry out the feasibility study, the two said, using a grant received from Indigenous Services Canada.

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