‘You would’ve never seen these tears before:’ Quebec healing centre shares how it helps Indigenous men – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2023100 Views

May 26, 2023

More money needed to help clients says Waseskun employee.

Nestled in the trees by St. Alphonse Rodriguez, a small community 100 km north of Montreal, the Waseskun Healing Centre doesn’t look like a typical minimum-security prison.

The centre is funded by the Correctional Service of Canada but it employs its own healing programs which the staff has refined since it was established in 1988.

Waseskun is a Cree word that means “the clouds parting after a storm.” For the incarcerated Indigenous men who get to attend Waseskun Healing Center, it means emerging from often long prison sentences onto a path of healing.

They use the centre to serve out their sentence or as a halfway house where they have access to Elders, traditional ceremonies and Indigenous support workers.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/you-wouldve-never-seen-these-tears-before-quebec-healing-centre-shares-how-it-helps-indigenous-men/

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