Having opportunities to connect with ones culture, particularly through an Indigenous lens, is essential to healing, growth, relations, and community. Recognizing this, we’ve worked to expand the cultural supports available to residents at SHARP.
Our new Healing Garden at Miyáqˈelhá:wetawt provides residents – past, present, and future – daily opportunities to connect to land, culture, tradition, Elders, and one another. This is one of a three-part series in honour of National Indigenous History Month.
This month, we are pleased to be celebrating National Indigenous History month with a three-part blog series. Check back every Monday in June to celebrate Indigenous history, learn more about culturally appropriate JHS services and initiatives, and more!
Our thoughts are with the children, their families and communities, residential school survivors, and to everyone for whom the recent Kamloops Indian Residential School news causes additional pain, trauma, and suffering.
As we complete exciting renovations at Elliott House, we spoke with Rob, a resident at Elliott, to talk about the unique barriers that older populations face as they reintegrate to the community from corrections.