English River residents spend a week on the land to heal, strengthen families

In Northern Saskatchewan one community has been gathering in a traditional setting for more than two decades.

Hundreds of people from English River First Nation gather to camp on the land for one week each year, where they take part in community-bonding activities.

Participants say it’s a way for the families to stay strong and overcome historical and intergenerational traumas.

Reporter / Saskatoon

Priscilla is Cree and a member of Mistawasis Nehiyawak in Saskatchewan. She has worked with APTN National News in the past as a reporter in Winnipeg, host for an entertainment segment, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Wolf is an alumni of the INCA –Indian Communications Arts Program at FNUC & has a BA of Indigenous Studies from the University of Regina. She brings over ten years of experience working in media across the prairie provinces.