Thank you to Axdiiwhilhox (Jessica Williams) for sharing her recipe.
Check out fun activities online!
FREE film. Through dialogue with knowledge holders and Gitksan speakers, the communities of Gitanyow, Gitanmaax, Sik-e-dakh and Kispiox with the Gitksan Government Commission, put together a short video, Exploring Gitxsan Wellness identifying key concepts in being well. More information about the project can be found at gitxsangc.com.
Screen capture of film by Gitksan Government Commission
Check out Indigenous reads! Gathering What the Great Nature Provided: Food Traditions of the Gitksan by People of 'Ksan, illustrated by Hilary Stewart. Available through the CMTN library. FNAC Kellie Nyce followed the directions in the book to prepare blueberries to dry, then put it in the oven overnight at a very low temperature to dry the fruit, she says, "It was very good. Like a fruit roll-up."
Have a party with friends ONLINE! Check out the free app Houseparty. You can enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and desktop. You can play games with your friends while on a call with them. Games such as Heads Up! Chips, Trivia and Quick Draw.
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CMTN President's Message to Students
Justin Kohlman, President at Coast Mountain College, provides an update to our students. CMTN's courses and programs are offered via Distributed Learning in Fall 2020 and are open for registration on June 1. Feel free to contact a FNAC if you require assistance with registering for your courses. We can also assist you with renewing your Adult Upgrading Grant for the Fall 2020 semester.
Are you facing challenges with lack of equipment or support? Contact your local FNAC and ask about the Indigenous Wellness Assistance Fund.
Mental Health Check-in
Check out this article on Self-care during COVID-19.
Foundry BC is now offering virtual drop-in counselling for young people ages 12-24 and their families. To access this service, call 1-833-FØUNDRY (yes, that’s FØUNDRY with a zero! or 1-833-308-6379) to book an appointment. Sessions available through chat, voice-only calls or video calls.
Here2Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to FREE, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.
The Keep Me Safe program is available 24/7 through multiple formats (call, chat, email and videoconference) for you! Go to coastmountaincollege.ca/counselling for more info.
Other resources you can reach out to:
Youth Online Chat at crisis-centre.ca or text 250.564.8336 or call 1.888.564.8336. A confidential, anonymous peer support service operated by trained youth answering calls from other youth. Available 24/7.
Northern BC Crisis Line A safe, confidential and non-judgmental crisis line to discuss anything troubling you available 24/7. Call 1.888.562.1214.
BC Suicide Line 1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.784.2433. If you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may, please call! Available 24/7.
The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential school experience. Call 1.866.925.4419.
COVID-19 updates & FAQs
At Coast Mountain College we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely and are guided by the Provincial Health Officer as we work with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. For updates and FAQs please visit our website here.
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