WARNING: This story contains distressing details.
When Clifford Lebrun looks out his back window, he sees a giant structure taking shape.
Every day, the chief of the Lhtako Dené Nation near Quesnel, B.C., watches band members with hammers and chainsaws work alongside contractors, building a circular powwow arbour that’s open to the sky.
At each entrance to the arbour, a community member has created colourful, intricate carvings for each of the nation’s clans: bear, beaver, eagle and frog.
For the chief, the building is a point of pride, a cultural treasure for the community of about 190 people — and a symbol of healing.
“We suffered some real bad tragedy last
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