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NEWS: Around the Arctic December 09, 2013 - 6:25 am

Photo: Mamisarvik Healing Centre learning to deal with funding shortfalls

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Adam from Kugluktuk stands in front of a mural in the lobby of Mamisarvik Healing Centre, a residential addiction and trauma centre in Ottawa. The 10-year-old facility, which has helped some 500 Inuit overcome alcohol and drug addictions, is losing $800,000 worth of federal funding it used to receive from the now-defunct Aboriginal Healing Foundation. Administrators and staff are trying to find new sources of money, but some fear the loss of certain cultural components that make Mamisarvik unique in Canada. Read more about what it's like to stay there, and get well, later on nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY LISA GREGOIRE)
Adam from Kugluktuk stands in front of a mural in the lobby of Mamisarvik Healing Centre, a residential addiction and trauma centre in Ottawa. The 10-year-old facility, which has helped some 500 Inuit overcome alcohol and drug addictions, is losing $800,000 worth of federal funding it used to receive from the now-defunct Aboriginal Healing Foundation. Administrators and staff are trying to find new sources of money, but some fear the loss of certain cultural components that make Mamisarvik unique in Canada. Read more about what it's like to stay there, and get well, later on nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY LISA GREGOIRE)

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