I am a Kluane First Nation citizen and mother of a teenage daughter. I grew up in Burwash Landing and attended school at Haines Junction and Whitehorse.
Like others I have addiction issues. I sought help and was accepted into a treatment program offered in B.C. The stumbling block came with covering transportation costs to the centre. My income is limited and as I am involved with the legal system, Non-Insured Health Benefits
would not pay.
I approached Kluane First Nation and was told it is not in their policies to pay for treatment travel, even though healing is very much part of its platform when chief and council seek re-election.
I am writing this letter to thank the Yukon Salvation Army’s Jeff Howard, Shannon Howard and Alvin Pederson for their support in buying my airline ticket so I can attend
the treatment program. I
left this week.
Thank you so much.