The community of Fort Resolution was rocked by three deaths amongst it’s youth this year. Creating opportunities for the youth is a top priority for Chief and Council.
“I’m running an excavator today, gonna build a trench,” that’s Craig Sanderson. It’s his second week in training with heavy equipment.
The course started on October 21st. Sanderson is working with three other youth, including Paul Junior Boucher.
“I mostly use the truck, but I use the Cat and excavator also, it’s great experience for us,” said Boucher.
Aside from patching holes, and digging ditches, Sanderson says it’s helping him focus on a career path.
“I’ll try to get up to the mines if I can, or talk with DOT here. A job is a job,” explained Sanderson.
The training program was made possible by the Deninu Kue First Nation.