Sunday, 1 December 2013

A Trip around LK

For my post today I would like to take you on a trip around LK. I have taken these pictures over the last few weeks. I will start at our house and take you straight into the community and then back up over the hill.
This our house as we leave the driveway.

Now we are heading down the road to LK. It is about a 10-12 minute walk to the end of the peninsula.

Here some of the houses we go past. Many of them are empty. Many of them are damaged. Some of the houses here are owned by the band and many are owned by GNWT housing. Because the GNWT Housing homes are expensive and require an acceptable credit rating, they are empty.

The following houses are occupied by families.

This is the chief's house

This one is really fun. It is surrounded by 'caribou'. Most of the houses have tepees too.

This is the health centre. There are always two nurses available. One nurse has been here for 4 years and the another nurse comes and lives here for 3 to 6 weeks at a time so there is a constant turn over of nurses.

Now this is the main part of town, kinda like Downtown LK.

The Co-op

Our first house

The community hall

The community hall logo

The church

Our friend, Edwaurd's house. (Brother Prince)

David and Edwaurd

The band office

Nice tepee

The Elders' (old folk's) home

The rink

Typical sled for the dogs or a skidoo to pull

Some more houses

This one has the truck, the skidoo, the quad and the snowshoes

This is the school secretary's house.

This road leads back to our road

The brown house is called the 'Project' house and it is used for our sewing/beading classes, for Addiction counselling, for mothers and tots programs and for sheltering women in need. These are all programs that are run by the band and the social/wellness agencies in the community.

This is Chewy and Mindy who walk with David everyday. They are still alive, thankfully and so far have survived the winter dog culling.

And that, folks, is our tour of LK!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks heather for taking us on a picture tour of LK!! Would love a pic of the inside of the co-op just to see what is there (cause I'm nosey).