Health Centre Updates April 2017

Apr. 28/17

Commitment Ceremony

In keeping with the Coast Salish culture, two men from our community, who have made significant change in preventing violence against women, were blanketed in a ceremony in Chief and Council Chambers on Thursday, April 20th.

Wayne Johnny and Arnie White were honored for their personal healing and pledge to continue to prevent violence against women. These two men were chosen by women in our community as men that have changed their own lives and who continue to push for change in other men’s lives to prevent violence.

The families of both men were there to speak to their development and commitment.

 

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Wise Women’s Group Book Release

“ My hands gently moved across the wool. I smell the wool and with each line a story forms in my hands. All those experiences created a landscape that I walk on today”…

So begins one of the nine stories in a book of strength and resilience. The stories are from women that have lived through abuse and found ways to be strong and still keep going. They are stories that have one central theme and that is of their children who they have stayed strong for.

HEARING OUR VOICES: Stories from Women of the Snuneymuxw First Nation was presented to the community at the Elders Luncheon on Thursday April 19th. Connie Paul did some selected readings. A limited edition of 100 copies went very quickly as they were a gift to the community.

Hay ch q’u to everyone who came and supported our project.

 

See the full Calendar below

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Snuneymuxw Mental Health Groups

 

Sobriety Circle

Ongoing Tuesdays 6:00—8:00 pm

This is a support group for those who have been through treatment or are in sobriety and want to continue to work at preventing relapse as well as to get support from others in their sobriety.

 

Women’s Wellness Group  

Ongoing Thursdays 5:00—7:00 pm

We come together as women to share our stories, create, laugh and learn. We mentor and encourage young women and girls to be strong and live their culture.

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