Residential school survivors face long waits for counselling, healing services | BC News

Indian residential school.

Indian residential school.

A Winnipeg healing centre is struggling to keep up with demand from residential school survivors for counselling services.

“Some people have given up because they’ve been waiting since December 2012,” said Mel Chartrand, one of the co-founders of Eyaa-Keen Healing Centre. “[That date] was our last bit of funding that we had. From then, it was kind of cut cold-turkey.

“The centre provides traditional healing and counselling services for people who have suffered trauma — including residential school survivors.

‘The cost of doing nothing is worse than the cost of doing something.’ – Justice Murray Sinclair”The need is stronger than ever before — especially the cultural component. A lot of them want to come in for teachings and for the traditional healing aspect of what we do,” he said.

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