More solid work is being done to help those who are battling addictions and mental illness in our First Nations communities.
That is according to Charles Weaselhead, the vice-chair of the Blood Tribe Department of Health.
Weaselhead says the Blood Tribe will be receiving a recovery community.
“What we plan to do is that we are introducing the Blackfoot recovery to treatment for addiction. So we’re going to integrate the western model along with our traditional model. And I think our traditional model is really strong on the spiritual aspect of it, the family support, those type of things. So we’re very confident by combining those two ways of healing and dealing with the addiction are going to be impact- have a big impact in recovery.”
Construction for the facility is expected to be completed by late 2024 at a price tag of $30 million which will be covered by Alberta taxpayers.