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A message from Alexis Hekker, our Indigenous Wellness Coordinator

“I attended our local memorial last night for the 215 children found… I made a basket of tobacco ties and offered them to those attending within my role of Indigenous Wellness Coordinator. Some were taken to be offered with the elementary school students on the grounds of the residential school on the reservation this morning. I am hanging up orange ribbons today at the office as well to create discussion around this heartbreaking discovery and will be doing a tobacco offering in the garden later today. I invite [everyone] to join in on these practices should you be interested.

I want to share a petition asking the Canadian Government to search every site that once housed a residential “school”.

There are also important support numbers for people who are impacted:

IRSSS (Indian Residential School Survivors Society) Emergency Crisis Line is available 24/7 for those who may need counseling support 

Metis 24hr crisis line (BC) 

24hr Crisis line 

If you are looking for a good place to donate, I highly recommend the IRSSS (Indian Residential School Survivors Society).


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When you donate to the ANKORS Foundation Fund, 100% of your gift goes directly to people in the Kootenay / Boundary Regions living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hep C. Your donation will support someone accessing important medical treatments, travelling to see a BBI specialist, or otherwise access very needed care.

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Get in touch

West Kootenay/Boundary Regional Office

Nelson contacts

101 Baker Street
Nelson BC, V1L 4H1
Tel: 250-505-5506
Fax: 250-505-5507

Nelson hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

note: all programming closed Wednesday morning for weekly staff meetings except Overdose Prevention Site and harm reduction supplies

East Kootenay Regional Office

Cranbrook contacts:

#209A – 16th Ave N
Cranbrook BC, V1C 5S8
Tel: 250-426-3383
Fax: 250-426-3221

Cranbrook hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am  – 4:00 pm

note: Drug Checking is available every day ANKORS is open and most Fridays as well. Please call ahead to make an appointment to have your drugs checked, or email