MNBC: Cranbrook Street Angel

Sept. 28, 2018

Métis Nation British Columbia’s Ministry of Health is pleased to recognize Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC) for the work they undertake at their Street Angel program. Street Angel provides outreach to marginalized and homeless First Nations, Métis and non-Aboriginal residents of Cranbrook and the surrounding area.

Street Angel provides health and well-being supports and facilitates new hope for individuals struggling with homelessness, poverty, HIV/AIDS, mental health and addictions and other social system barriers.

MNBC recognizes the great work and inclusion of Métis individuals in all of Ktunaxa’s social sector programs and services and acknowledges the need for KNC to maintain their current level of service provided.

With this in mind, on behalf of Regional Director Marilynn Taylor and MNBC’s Minister of Health Susie Hooper, Director Tanya Davoren was pleased to provide Shannon Girling-Hebert the KNC Social Sector administrator, a check for $10,000 recognizing the contribution KNC makes in improving the lives of Métis people in the Kootenays and to celebrate the ongoing relationship between KNC Social Sector and MNBC and our Health Protocol.

Present was Rocky Mountain Métis Association President Jana Schulz and Regional Women’s Representative Wendy Schneider. From Ktunaxa Nation, Samantha Sam -Traditional Wellness Coordinator, Melanie Gould, Social Governance Coordinator and Heather Fenner, Rachel Nicholas, and Tammy Pocha the Street Angel Supervisor.

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