Nlaka’pamux Nation Event and Fundraiser
All Out to Support Nlaka’pamux (Lytton)
The interior of British Columbia is on fire. The Nlaka’pamux Nation is being hit especially hard. The village of Tl’kemcheen (Lytton), the place in the heart where the blood mixes at the convergence of the great Thompson and Fraser Rivers, almost completely burnt down due to the devastating forest fires on June 30.
Just recently, on August 14 members of Lytton First Nation were made to evacuate once again, and neighbouring Nlaka’pamux villages Skuppah, Siska, Nicomen and Kanaka were also made to evacuate. All of these villages used the essential services that were located in the village of Tl’kemcheen (Lytton) such as the grocery store, the pharmacy, the hospital, the post office, the medical clinic and more. School is expected to return soon as the two schools Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School and Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School did not burn down.
This GoFundMe will be allocated for youth programming, workshops and mental health support as the youth have experienced an immense amount of trauma, as well as for the actual rebuilding of structures so community members can have a home to return to.
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