The Time for Change Is Now
Relationships are the cornerstone of tribal community, and the nature and expression of community is the foundation of tribal identity. Through community, Indigenous people come to understand their ‘personhood’ and their connection to the communal soul of their people.
Clan Mothers Healing Village and Knowledge Centre has been developed using an Indigenous model of healing and education that is focused on restoring our communities using the matrilineal values that guided our original self-governance systems.
With over twenty years’ experience working in our communities, helping sexually abused women and youth, our Elders realized that the problem was growing, and more importantly, something more had to be done. What has been created has been guided by an Elders Council, Lived Experience Leaders, and a concerned community.
Clan Mothers Healing Village and Knowledge Centre will provide mid to long-term support to women, girls, two-spirit and transgender persons who have been victims of multi-generational trauma, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking; to help them begin their healing journey.
The concept is unique in this country because no other organization is addressing this issue by using a matrilineal focus, community living, and a commitment to combine Indigenous holistic healing methodologies with social innovation.
Clan Mothers Healing Village and Knowledge Centre will impact over 500 people per year through short/mid/long term supports and programs. In the process, these women will become role models, helping educate the community at large, and improve the landscape for the next generation.