Ktunaxa Nation Develops Vulnerable Aboriginal Adults Services Charter

September 24, 2015

Cranbrook/ʔa·kisk ̓aqǂiʔit – The Ktunaxa Nation Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, has signed a charter that will guide the research and development of a Ktunaxa vulnerable Aboriginal adults service delivery model.

The delivery model will provide vulnerable Aboriginal adults living in Ktunaxa territory with vital services in a meaningful culturally relevant, inclusive context.

“The Ktunaxa Nation has spent many years developing Ktunaxa well-being indicators. These indicators, when present in a person’s life, can help ensure that a Ktunaxa person is living a healthy, culturally-inclusive life,” said Debbie Whitehead, Ktunaxa Nation Council Social Investment Sector Director. “The charter we have signed will guide a process by which we can ensure that, with the cooperation of our partners in the provincial government, all vulnerable Aboriginal people in Ktunaxa territory have access to services that are culturally relevant and inclusive as possible.”

The Ktunaxa Nation Council will work with Community Living British Columbia initially to begin the transfer of service provisions to the Ktunaxa Nation, which includes supported living and cluster outreach support, skills development and employment-readiness training.

The signing of the Charter between the Ktunaxa Nation Council and the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation took place at the Ktunaxa Nation Government Building in Cranbrook on August 31st .


For Further Information Contact: Shannon Girling-Hebert Administrator, Quality Assurance & Service Integration Ktunaxa Nation Council (250)427-5879 SGirling-Hebert@Ktunaxa.org


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