Monday, July 12, 2010

Recommendations For Nain Healing Lodge Submitted

A Healing Lodge will be constructed outside of Nain this summer.

Michelle Kinney is the Deputy Minister of Health.

She says that following the success of the Healing Lodge outside of Hopedale, they have been given the go-ahead to construct one outside of Nain.

A proposal was submitted and accepted by the Tessiujatsuak Trust Fund to fund the project.

The lodge will be able to house 12 people.

It will also contain a multi-purpose open area as well as a kitchen.

The lodge will be available for many purposes including: youth retreats, elder’s gatherings and conferences.

The lodge will also be used to help in the treatment of addictions.

Kinney says they hope to eventually have a lodge outside of each community in Nunatsiavut.

The communities of Rigolet and Hopedale already have healing lodges in their area.

The Minister of Culture Recreation and Tourism, Johannes Lampe, recently led a team looking at possible sites for the lodge.

He says the site they have decided on is NiaKungogak, an area just below Mount Lister.

They will forward a report with their recommendation to the Nunatsiavut Governments Executive Council for approval.

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