Over 100 Kehewin Cree First Nation members took part in a walk to raise awareness about growing methamphetamine abuse in the community.
Terri Suntjens, who works at Kehewin Health Services, noticed a worrying trend when a number of her clients admitted to using meth recently. Kehewin Tribal Counselling Services, which provides one-on-one counselling and procures referrals to rehab and detox, also started receiving public complaints about a growing meth problem.
“There was a big outcry,” said Desire Ambie Jackson, a receptionist at KTCS. A meeting attended by tribal chiefs, community agencies and the Bonnyville RCMP was held in September to outline a plan to do something about the worrying news. A Drug Awareness Walk was planned for…
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