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Good morning,

A healing opportunity exists for those who have gone through or will be going through their IAP (Independent Assessment Process) Residential Schools Compensation.

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has offered funding to groups of IAP participants from various communities around Canada who would like to organize activities for themselves that encourage healing from the Residential Schools Experience.

There has been some interest in having another Survivor Commemoration Event (such as ‘Waves of Healing’, which happened in May last year).

If you have gone through or will be going through the IAP process, I would really appreciate you sharing your ideas.

My apologies for the late notice for this event:

Where: Council Chamber (Upstairs, Ull’us)

When: 2pm, Thur 27th March

If you’d like to be a part of the group but cannot attend this event, please contact me via email/phone or drop in to the Mount Currie Health Centre before the 28th and I can sign you up to the group and answer any questions: jessica.elberg@lilwat.ca / 6048946656 Ext: 235

*According to the Adjudication Secretariat criteria, “Types of eligible activities can include but are not limited to:
• Traditional and cultural activities such as: the use of traditional land or ceremonies, including sweats, round dances, pow-wows, sharing circles healing circles, potlatch ceremonies, etc.
• Non-traditional activities: Counseling workshops (i.e. conducted by para-professionals).
• Life skills workshops such as: setting up a bank account, budgeting and/or investing (with settlement money).
• Parenting skills workshops: To teach the skills the group members or their children never learned when they attended residential school.
• Events: An event for the group, family and/or community members to come together for a feast or an organized activity to contribute to a more holistic approach to healing.”

Warm regards,
Jessica Elberg (Indian Residential Schools Support Worker/Program Aid)