Supports Available to Huu-ay-aht citizens on February 21, 2023

On February 13, 2023, Tseshaht First Nations announced they will be publicly releasing the Phase 1 findings from research and scanning through the ʔuuʔatumin yaqckʷiimitqin (Doing It for Our Ancestors) project on February 21, 2023 at 1 p.m. The announcement will take place at the Maht Mahs Gym (5000 Mission Rd., Port Alberni) and it will be live streamed.

Huu-ay-aht Child and Family Wellness have created a space for Huu-ay-aht citizens who attended the Alberni Indian Residential School or those affected, to view the announcement and have support available as needed.

The live stream of the announcement will be shown at both of the Huu-ay-aht Government Offices, and Huu-ay-aht support workers will be available during this time.

Port Alberni and Anacla Government Office

12:30 – 4 p.m.

čamas, coffee, tea will be served

Please reach out to the Huu-ay-aht Child and Family Wellness Team for support at 250-723-0100.

For full press release from Tseshaht First Nations: click here

Supports Available to those affected by residential school

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society: 1-800-721-0066

Indian Residential School 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419

Huu-ay-aht Cultural Support

Cory Howard Sr. or Mel Edwards: 250-728-3414

Quu’asa Services

David Zryd (Clinical Counsellor): 250-724-3939
or 250-720-5999 – in Anacla on Wednesdays

Cherie Elliott (Resolution Health Support Worker – Residential School Survivors):
250-724-3939 or 250-731-6645

Richard Watts (Resolution Health Support Worker – Residential School Survivors):

Other Supports

First Nations Health Authority Counsellors – please call Shannon at 250-723-0100 for contact info for counsellors in your area or visit:

Vancouver Island Crisis Line (24/7):
call 1-888-494-3888 or
text 250-800-3806 (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

KUU-US Crisis Line Society (24/7): 1-800-588-8717

BC Crisis Line Suicide Prevention (24/7): 1-800-784-2433

BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789