Residential School Survivors Society coming to Old Massett

  • Aug. 11, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society will be in Old Massett August 16 to 20 (Saturday to Wednesday), talking with survivors and their supporters, and conducting sessions on personal credits compensation and art therapy.”There is always ongoing work being done around what happened. We just keep on working at it and peeling back the layers,” said Sandra Dan of the Old Massett Haida Health Centre.Art therapist and resolution health support worker (RHSW) Adeline Brown of the Vancouver branch, workshop coordinator Angela White of the North Vancouver main office, and RHSW Dean Wilson of the Terrace branch are coming to the islands to share their knowledge and connect with the community.On August 18 (Monday), they will offer a personal credit information session at the Elders’ Building in Old Massett. The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement says if more than $40-million is left in the trust fund, those who received Common Experience Payments (CEP) can apply for up to $3,000 of non-cash credits to go towards education.Those interested in attending should try to arrive at 10 am, with the session running until 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. If possible, Ms Brown said it is often helpful if survivors and intergenerational survivors can have a support person attend with them. As well, CEPs were mailed with a personal credits package, which attendees are asked to bring as well.The society will also host two art therapy sessions at the Wellness House in Masset (across from the library) on August 19 (Tuesday) from 1 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. People are invited to attend one or both, as well as a dinner from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Those attending are asked to bring a dessert to share. All the art materials will be provided.Ms Dan said the society representatives will be connecting with community members throughout their stay and while at the potlatch Saturday night.

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