Elders Cultural Support Team

Ray ThunderchildThe Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) has a team of seventeen Elders in B.C. who are qualified to provide guidance at gatherings, ceremonies, and workshops in the following cultural and spiritual activities:

  • Smudging
  • Language
  • Sweat Lodges
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Long House
  • Translating
  • Traditional Medicines and Therapies
  • Traditions and Protocol
  • Healing and Sharing Circles
  • Holistic Wellness Plans

Elders Support Network: In addition to the spiritual and cultural workshops and counselling services provided by our Elders support team, they are active in the community providing guidance and support to clients who are involved in the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) and NSP processes.

The image above is our Cultural Support Worker Ray Thunderchild providing valuable cultural teachings at Red Road HIV AIDS Network Society. If your organization requires cultural support through the IRSSS, please fill out the service/workshop request form.

B.C. Communities Served by the Elders Support Team

Fort St. James/Prince George
North Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver
Hazelton South
Lytton
Surrey
Hope
Port Alberni
Hazelton North
Vancouver

Sam George
Eddie Gardner
Gertrude Pierre
Ben David
Hilary Johnson
Ray Thunderchild
Eric Mitchell
June Shackley
Charon Spinks
Jeremy Jones
Kenthen Thomas