Grieving Workshop Held in Colville Lake

Colville Lake (Courtesy of SSI)

“You’re not alone,” that’s the message the small trapping community of Colville Lake was given as they continue to mourn the passing of spiritual leader and elder Marie Kochon.
 For three days last week, community members gathered to learn about grief and coping with loss.
Melinda Labocan, Doris Manuel, and Norman Yakeleya facilitated the workshop.
“We had people come to the workshop over three days to understand the importance of the various stages of the grief cycle. These cycles are normal and are part of their healing process,” said Yakeleya.
Families have also been impacted by the untimely death of two youth in neighbouring Fort Good Hope.
 Yakeleya say’s they will be back in Colville Lake for a follow up session in January.

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Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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