The Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn (Teaching) Centre has been very fortunate in achieving partnerships with various organizations and businesses that has enabled us to develop many important projects.
THE SPLATSIN CHILD AND FAMILY WELLNESS PROJECT - 60S SCOOP
This is an academic partnership with the First Nations University of Canada, University of Regina, UBC, the Splatsin Stsmamlt Program and our centre. There is an academic paper being written about the intergenerational effects of the child apprehensions of First Nation children in the 60’s scoop, residential schools, foster care and adoption and how this is contributing to community wellness and rates of First Nation special needs children.
CULTURALLY-BASED, FAMILY-CENTERED MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION FOR ABORIGINAL YOUTH
This multisite project, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Innovation Strategy, (http://www.mcgill.ca/mhp/) aims to develop a culturally based approach to improving the mental health and well-being of youth living in Aboriginal communities across Canada. The program is designed to enhance psychological, social, and emotional well-being among Aboriginal youth, their families and communities. It brings together community partners from across Canada with mental health researchers at several universities. The community partners include Splatsin, BC, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services (FNQLHSSC), the Swampy Cree, MB, Anishinabe communities in Sagkeeng First Nation/Fort Alexander of southern MB and Grassy Narrow, Whitedog, and Whitefish Bay First Nations, ON, Mi'gmaq communities in Gesgapegiag First Nations, QC, and Innu community in Mashteuiatsh First Nation, QC. The academic partners include researchers and mental health practitioners from from McGill University, University of Manitoba, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Regina, and First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services (FNQLHSSC). We have recently completed our program with community members ages 10-14 and their parents.
See the photos and read the blog at: http://blogs.mcgill.ca/mhpp/
is creating a DVD about our Splatsin Language and culture program.
LEGACY OF HOPE FOUNDATION
We were profiled by the Legacy of Hope Foundation in Ottawa as one of 10 programs in Canada as a promising healing practice for families of survivors of residential school.
SUCCESS BY 6
• Book Publishing
We have published 3 books and will be involved in the production of 3 more as well as a DVD.
• “Back Pack Kids Project”
Our centre has been chosen to host funding for the “Back Pack Kids Project”. This will be a multi-cultural education awareness program for local on-reserve, off- reserve/urban, Supported Child Care programs. The kits will contain puppets that travel the land and share information with the children about all nationalities and the unique differences.