‘We need this more’: KFN resident on community support after flood

The first thing Elaine Lamalice grabbed was her late father's drum when leaving her home in K'atl'odeeche. Lamalice is one of hundreds of residents to be evacuated to Yellowknife. She says having the drum has made her "feel protected" as she waits to go home. (Francis Tessier-Burns/CKLB)

Residents of K’atl’odeeche First Nation have started making their way home to assess the damage in their community.

Elaine Lamalice and her husband were one of hundreds of people evacuated to Yellowknife. While the pair stayed at a local hotel, they wandered over to the Multiplex to see other community members.

That’s where Elaine spoke with CKLB about her experience.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com