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Kake seeks to use Forest Service facility as cultural healing center

 

January 12, 2023

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The dot on this map marks the of the U.S. Forest Service administrative facility at Portage Bay.

The Organized Village of Kake is looking into using a U.S. Forest Service facility at Portage Bay as a cultural healing and rehabilitation center.

The overall goal of the program would be to reconnect people with their cultural identity, improve their mental health, and counsel those recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and other issues.

The cultural healing center has been a dream of Joel Jackson's, the president of the OVK, for years.

"What I had in mind was getting people to teach them who they are, because in the Native culture it's important that you know who you are," Jackson s...



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