LAC DU FLAMBEAU - People die from heroin overdoses every day throughout the U.S., and it's a problem we see here in the Northwoods as well.
That's why Lac Du Flambeau hosted it's first Overdose Awareness Day to help people learn more about drug addiction.
"Having lost my sister last year, and other families that lost loved ones like that, an awareness and education needs to be done in Indian Communities," said organizer Jeanne Wolfe.
A special agent gave a presentation about heroin.
Afterwards the people at the event could talk about ways to prevent drug use in the community.
The event was also a way to deal with grief.
"Nothing has really been done to recognize or talk about our sorrow and the loss a person goes through when somebody dies unexpectedly like that," Wolfe said.
Wolfe hopes to host the event again next year.