Culture and Language Revitalization

Health, Culture and Resilience Initiative of Métis Nation of Powell River

The Health, Culture and Resilience Initiative reconnects community members in the qathet Regional District (Texada Island, Lasqueti Island and Savary Island) in British Columbia with their lost culture and traditions. Through a series of cultural workshops, gatherings and food sustainability initiatives, the program promotes healing, education and Reconciliation.

Funding from the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund allowed Métis Nation of Powell River to revive this important initiative after the pandemic by supporting workshops and gatherings that foster a sense of community and create spaces for intercultural dialogue.

Importance of Health, Culture, and Resilience

Reconnecting community members with Indigenous cultural knowledge can strengthen their sense of self and amplify healing from the intergenerational impacts of colonization.  The food sustainability initiative contributes to the well-being and self-sufficiency of community members, and aims to strengthen cultural connections, promote mental and emotional well-being, and foster a sense of belonging.

For more information about the Health, Culture, and Resilience Initiative, including the workshop schedules, gathering dates and updates on the food sustainability initiative, visit:

Diocese of Victoria