Kokums Continue Campaign Against Substance Abuse

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 12:45



Hundreds of First Nations people are taking part in the 3rd Annual Kamada Walk.


Its purpose is to raise awareness of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.


The walk was founded by moshums and kokums from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation who were concerned about the toll substance abuse was taking on younger generations.


The first Aboriginal hockey player to play in the NHL, Fred Sasakamoose, has participated in the walk all three years and says he was very pleased to see several hundred people turn out for the start of the walk in Onion Lake yesterday morning.


Those taking part will travel to eight First Nations communities before stopping at Flying Dust on Friday.


(with files from CKSA Radio)