Listen: New Dene language podcast wants to mic drop mental health

Holly Toulejour is a Dene mental health therapist and host of the new podcast Dene Teachings About Resilience. (Photo courtesy of HollyToulejour)

A new Dene-led podcast is making mental health easier to talk about, especially in Dënësųłinë́.

The show focuses on real people overcoming struggles from addiction to grief.

CKLB spoke with the host and one of the first guests to appear on the show.


Listeners interested in hearing the show can find it here.

Melissa Desjarlais is a mental health worker from Buffalo River Dene Nation. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Desjarlais)




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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