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Surrounded By Cedar Child & Family Services is pleased to announce Jennifer Chuckry as the new Executive Director for the Agency as of February 2017. Jennifer has worked with the Agency for over 10 years in various capacities, has worked diligently to build and maintain strong respectful relationships and is actively involved in the urban Aboriginal community. Jennifer believes wholeheartedly in the capacity of self-determination for both on and off-reserve communities. The Agency, via the Board of Directors, offers their most sincere congratulations to her and look forward to seeing her in the role of Executive Director.

About the Annual Back to School Picnic

The annual Aboriginal Back to School Picnics were once again so much fun for community, volunteers and staff alike. This year SCCFS was pleased to welcome the Prince George Native Friendship Centre as a new delivery partner. Making an eleventh stop on our Picnic tour.

Here in Victoria we provided supplies and gifts to 1164 students from pre-school to post secondary and a combined total of 3318 students province wide. The Picnic team traveled nearly 5000 km in total and hosted events in; Victoria, Duncan, Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Nanaimo.

The team took a day off before traveling to Surrey, Mission, Prince George, Terrace and Prince Rupert. 11 events in 14 days.

In each community M’akola Housing staff and Friendship Centre staff came out to help us host their families and children and we are grateful for the chance to celebrate with our partners and the 11 communities.

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Teachings from the Half-Boy: A Cultural Homecoming offers insight for Elders, parents and residential school survivors seeking to reclaim and preserve traditional culture for their children.

Culture flourishes with the sharing of knowledge between generations, Familiarity with traditional songs and stories creates a strong fabric of cultural literacy, but disconnection characterizes the First Nations experience. Teachings from the Half-Boy: A Cultural Homecoming offers insight for Elders, parents and residential school survivors seeking to reclaim and preserve traditional culture for their children.

DVD Ordering Information

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The price is $10 per DVD.
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