kihêw waciston MacEwan University to host Community Gathering Space during papal visit

kihêw waciston, in partnership with the City of Edmonton's Indigenous Relations Office, wish to hold space and provide support to our community members during the Papal Visit to Edmonton, July 24 – 27, 2022

 

kihêw waciston,  in partnership with the City of Edmonton's Indigenous Relations Office, will be providing support to community members during the Papal Visit to Edmonton.

On Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. kihêw waciston will provide a community gathering space outdoors, under tents, with healing activities that will include light refreshments, circle sharing, Elder support, ceremony and conversation.

Support staff and counsellors will be onsite for anyone needing additional mental health support.

 

Additional support services:

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program

Emotional, cultural and professional support services are available to Survivors and their families through a 24/7 national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419

First Nations and Inuit hope for wellness 24/7 help line

  • Call their toll-free helpline: 1-855-242-3310.
  • Visit their website to chat and connect to a counsellor online.
  • Support can be provided in English, French, Ojibway, Cree and Inuktitut.

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