Northern healing camp aims to inspire support for its counterparts

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By Nick Pearce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Muskwa Lake Wellness Camp in Pinehouse hopes to translate decades of experience into change for Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan.
Kimberly Smith, health and wellness manager of Kineepik Métis Local 9, says a new four-year study by University of Saskatchewan researchers will help demonstrate the value of land-based treatment for addictions and mental health.
"It gives us the (evidence) that we need to show that stuff like this works across the province," she said.
"It's not just taking information or studies from somewhere, but really looking at something that's been grassroots and locally operated for all these years."
The camp provides land-based health intervention to address alcoholism, suicide and overdose deaths in...continued.

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