Native Village of Eyak hosts 24th annual Sobriety Celebration

NVE Tribal Council Chairman/President Darrel Olsen said sobriety is an important issue far beyond the local community. “When a person decides to change their life and their habits, we need to encourage them in their decision,” Olsen said. “The sobriety can be (from) drugs or alcohol. We have the sobriety weekend, but we also need to remember that the people need our support every day – it can be as small as just giving them a high five, or wishing them success in their decision. Let’s not criticize or condemn someone who has struggles,” he said. “Let’s try to encourage and support them. It may be hard at times but we need to be supportive.” Read more here.