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.
Our first house
The community hall
The community hall logo
Our friend, Edwaurd's house. (Brother Prince)
David and Edwaurd
The band office
The Elders' (old folk's) home
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!