We are there to help you connect or reconnect to your Indigenous and/or cultural heritage. We can support you in building relationships and bridging connections with other Indigenous and cultural organizations and individuals, so that when you leave Inn from the Cold, your family has an established network of relationships that you can rely on for support.
Upon arrival, or soon after, the Indigenous and Cultural Coordinator will come to offer greeting to you and your family with a welcome package. This will consist of various culturally appropriate items to support your connection to culture. You will then be given additional information on the various supports available through this program, such as access to Elders, ceremony, smudge, medicines, teachings, in-house activities and events.
We understand the impacts of colonialism and intergenerational trauma on Indigenous Peoples of whom all tribes are unique and distinct. We also understand the trauma of being without housing. As you and your family navigate this challenging time the Indigenous and Cultural program staff, along with other programs that make up the Inn from the Cold team, are here to offer you the support you need to help your family move toward obtaining safe and secure housing and a sense of belonging and connection within the city of Calgary or wherever you choose to relocate.