A walk to remember loved ones tragically lost to an overdose is being held in the Stoney Nakoda Nation tomorrow, World Overdose Day.
A Path to Healing Hearts is being organized by the Mini Thnî Crisis Support to raise awareness of the epidemic being faced by the community. It's a day of reflection, mourning, awareness, and healing.
Memorial ribbons will be tied along the Crisis Building and participants are being encouraged to bring photos of their loved ones.
The crisis support team says opioid and other substance use overdoses continue to result in tragedy for many of the Stoney community’s youth and Nation members.
"We must come together to find solutions to prevent these tragic losses and seek out ways to heal and remember – as a family, as a community."
"So many of us have been personally touched by the death of a loved one to overdose. This day allows us to share and reflect on our own stories and remember and honour loved ones, friends, and the community.
Following a pipe ceremony, a community walks begins around noon in the community's core. Speeches and lunch will follow.