CULTURAL SUPPORT PROGRAM (CSP)
Eyaa-Keen’s Cultural Support Program offers Elders’ services in various Manitoba Indigenous languages to Indian Residential School (IRS) survivors involved in resolving an IRS claim through ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), IAP (Independent Assessment Process) or CEP (Common Experience Payment).
When revisiting IRS experiences, survivors are often forced to re-live past hurts, abuses and traumas, making the claims process painful and potentially debilitative. Through Eyaa-Keen, male and female Elders are available to provide support directly to IRS survivors through one-on-one sessions in Winnipeg and in groups at various activities and events.
IRS survivors may request emotional support and cultural ceremonies from Elders through Eyaa-Keen. Elders may also attend and provide support at IRS resolution proceedings, processes, court hearings, truth and reconciliation events and commemorative events.
IRS survivors and their family members can access Elder support services prior to applying for compensation for pre-claim support; during the claim process for support; and post-claim for after-care and future care.
For more information about the Cultural Support Program and Elder Support Services, please contact Eyaa-Keen.