History of C.O.I.N.S

 

The Circle of Indigenous Nations Society is an Aboriginal non-profit society that provides cultural support and counseling services to people in the West Kootenay and Boundary region and was formed in March 2013.

Founding Members:

  • Joanie Holmes, Elder

  • Duncan Grady, Elder

  • Gerry Rempel, Elder

  • Faye Poirier, Elder

  • Ganishka Silverfox, Elder

  • Kris Salikin

 

 

Our Programs:

 

  • Aboriginal Family Services Development Program

  • "Healing Our Spirits" Aboriginal Mental Health and Addictions Program

  • Aboriginal Early Years Program

  • Aboriginal Family Connections Program

  • Talking Little Feet Council

  • Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program

  • Aboriginal Infant Development Program

  • Aboriginal Early Intervention Program

  • Traditional Parenting Program

 

Our Projects:

  • Drum Making and Awakening Ceremonies

  • Elder's Program

  • Aboriginal Women's Healing Conference

  • Cultural Safety Training

  • Aboriginal Men's Healing Conference