Helping Aboriginal People
     Heal Themselves.

Tl'oondih Healing Society

Grant ID:

Title: Gwich'in Family Healing Program at Tl'oondih: Addressing the Trauma From Residential Schools

Project Description:
The project will provide individual counselling and group therapy through the use of counsellors in Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson. To complement the counselling provided, Elders will be utilized to provide traditional healing activities.

The project will offer on the land healing programs at the Tl'oondih Healing Camp for participants in each of the project's communities.

The healing programs will focus on three themes: Helping Survivors and their families to address their experiences of trauma and recovery; assisting Survivors and their families to address their feeling of shame; and to assist Survivors and their families to deal with their self destructive behaviours. The healing camps will include a variety of activities including therapy, grief therapy, art therapy and psychodrama.

End Date:
March 31, 2010

AHF Contribution:

Primary Contact:

Ms. Margaret McDonald
Program Manager
Tel: 867-952-2025
Fax: 867-952-2733

Organization Address:

P.O. Box 30
Fort McPherson, NT X0E 0J0