Indigenous wellness camp in northern Sask. receives funding commitment from province

By Jayda Taylor  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A northern Saskatchewan wellness camp is receiving funding stability from the provincial government. The province has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kineepik Metis Local #9, which operates the Muskwa Lake Wellness Camp in Pinehouse. The committed dollars allow the camp to continue providing northern residents with cultural mental health and addictions support. “It’s been ran on a limited capacity financially for all these years,” said Kimberly Smith, health and wellness manager for Kineepik Metis Local #9. For the past 40 years, the camp has survived off of volunteers, donations and support from the Northern Village of Pinehouse. “The increase in the heavier drug use has really impacted most rural and northern communities at a rate that it’s hard to keep up…

This content is for Yearly Subscription, Yearly Subscription – Corporate, and Print Subscription Only members only.
Log In Register

Add Your Voice

Is there more to this story? We'd like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Contribute your voice on our contribute page.