Native Courtworker and Counseling Association of BC

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The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association assists Aboriginal people involved in the criminal justice system. Services offered include legal representation and counselling for clients with substance abuse issues. The Association is committed to dealing with every client in a culturally-appropriate and respectful manner.

British Columbia Treaty Commission

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The Commission is the independent body responsible for facilitating treaty negotiations among BC First Nations, the government of BC, and the government of Canada. The Commission and the negotiation process were established in 1992 by agreement among the three parties. The Commission’s primary role is to oversee the negotiation process to make sure that the parties making progress.

BC Elders Communication Center Society

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The purpose of the Center is to provide a central communication office for Aboriginal Elders, their family and support workers in BC. Among the Center’s many activities are publishing the monthly newsletter the “Elders Voice” and organizing the annual BC Elders Gathering.

Native Mental Health Association of Canada

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The Native Mental Health Association of Canada is a national organization governed and managed by Aboriginal leaders. The goal of the Association is to improve the lives of Canada’s First Nations, Metis, and Inuit populations by addressing healing, wellness, and other mental health challenges.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS)

IRSSS is a provincial organization with a 20-year history of healing the wounds caused by the residential school system. In its early years, the Society’s focus was helping survivors bring legal claims for residential school abuses. More recently, the Society has also been assisting the descendants of survivors and implementing education measures in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

Phone: 604.985.4464

First Nations Drum

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First Nations Drum is Canada’s largest Aboriginal newspaper, reaching communities all across the country. It is designed to inform and entertain readers while strengthening understanding between Native and non-Natives. The newspaper focuses on information relevant to Native communities and lifestyles, including politics, culture, sports, and profiles of Native-run businesses.