Leaders from over a dozen communities are wrapping up a three year project to help those with cancer.
The Continuity of Care Program is a cancer advisory group that aims to benefit aboriginal cancer patients and educate communities on the disease.
Eileen M Koe is a member of the Advisory Group from Inuvik.
“I just want to tell the people out there, we all have people in our family, relatives, friends whether they are at home or they are away from home that we need to remind ourselves about taking care of ourself first. To live a healthy lifestyle, we need to learn more about cancer.”
Tanya Snowshoe from the Gwich’in Tribal Council is advocating youth participation.
“One of my objectives was the youth are important and they need to know that we are here to support them. One of my future goals is to provide the support group for not only cancer survivors but also those who are grieving and have gone through hard times to get together and just be a support for each other.”
The final meeting for the Continuity of Care Program wrapped up on Tuesday, January 17th at the Prince of Wales Museum.