On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we must recognize #Indigenous peoples’ right to culturally safe #MentalHealth services that are rooted in traditional healing.
June 21 isn’t the only day of the year when we recognize and celebrate Indigenous peoples, culture and languages. Reconciliation is the work we do every day to dismantle the harms caused by colonialism and take steps to implement the Truth and Reconciliation.
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.hopeforwellness.ca #NIPD2022
Thunderbird works with First Nations to further the capacity of communities to address substance use and addiction. Their top priority is developing a continuum of care that would be available to all Indigenous people in Canada. https://thunderbirdpf.org/
Led by @cblackst, the First Nations Caring Society provides reconciliation-based public education, research and support to promote the safety and wellbeing of First Nations children, young people, families and Nations. You can check out their work here: https://fncaringsociety.com/welcome
An Indigenous-led independent media outlet. https://indiginews.com/
Here is a link to a recent article https://indiginews.com/okanagan/open-letter-from-indiginews-to-canadian-media