FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 16, 2017
CAFN Community Grieves Loss of Friend and Family Member Darrell Brown
Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction) – The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) is grieving following the loss of a Citizen.
“Darrell Brown was a much-loved member of our community and right now our focus is on supporting his family and looking after each other as we grieve and come to terms with our loss,” said Chief Steve Smith. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to Darrell’s parents and family and ask all Champagne and Aishihik people to take time to love and support one another so we can get through this in an emotionally healthy way.”
CAFN is offering on-call counseling support 24 hours a day for community members impacted by the loss. Additional counsellors have been brought in from outside the community who will assist the CAFN Community Wellness team. Community members are gathering at Mun Ku (the Elders Complex) in Haines Junction. On call support is available 24 hours a day at 634-5396.
CAFN offices are closed today out of respect. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, October 17.
Champagne and Aihihik First Nations thanks the more than 100 local volunteers who helped with the search this weekend and asks members of the media and public to show respect to the family at this time of mourning.