Tla’amin Health & Wellness

It is important to take some time and space to sit with the Ta’ow as they are taught by our Elders.
Some of this material is difficult. Please put your safety first: only listen when you feel ready, and stop anytime you need to. There are resources to support you below. Reflect on how these words can support your wellness journey, and how embodying these teachings can lift you up in the work you do. You are so valuable in this community!

Find a place that is comfortable for you to listen to Elder John Louie share his experiences with community wellness, and the central teaching of Respect. You might sit or walk in the forest, or by the water. You might be alone, or with a friend, family member, or colleague:

John Louie speaking on Community Wellness

As I remember it by Elsie Paul

Listen to Dr. Elder Elsie Paul’s insights about caring for ourselves every day, and especially through hard times. There are several sections to choose from on her website.


 1-866-925-4419 for Indian Residential School Survivors and Family.
The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience. For more information on the program, please refer to the FNHA website

Crisis Line Association of BC:
1-800-SUICIDE (24 hours): 1-800-784-2433 310

KUU-US Aboriginal Crisis Line:
Toll Free (24 hours): 1-800-588-8717
Adult/Elders Crisis Line (24 hours): (250) 723-4050
Child/Youth Crisis Line (24 hours): (250) 723-2040

Here To Help
Information on mental health resources in BC

Wise Practices
The purpose of this project is to produce a useful, culturally relevant, accessible, and hopeful online resource to advance the goals of promoting life among First Nations youth in Canada