Coast Salish Laws

Relating to Child & Caregiver Nurturance and Safety

Toolkit: Coast Salish Laws Relating to Child and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety Cover with Doug La Fortune's Orca artwork
Abridged Casebook Cover with Sarah Jim's Salmon Berry Art (Line Form) with the title "Abridged Casebook: Coast Salish Laws Relating to Chid and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety"
Activity Book 1: Coast Salish Laws Relating to Child & Caregiver Nurturance & Safety Cover with Bradley Dick's Tree Image (colouring book version)
Activity Book 2: Coast Salish Law Relating to Child and Caregiver Nurturance & Safety Cover

The NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society, a Delegated Aboriginal Agency serving seven Coast Salish communities on the South Island, partnered with ILRU to develop a resource on Coast Salish laws that can be used by social workers, educators, and families. The project aims to educate and empower families, children, service providers, and agencies to have a better understanding of how to be supportive in community while respecting and honouring Salish law.

The collaborative project resulted in the development of three resources. First, the Toolkit contains background information on the communities NIȽTU,O serves, the history of social work in Canada, Indigenous storywork and law, and some principles guiding Coast Salish Laws relating to child and caregiver nurturance and safety. Second, the two Activity Books, aimed at different age groups, contain worksheets, colouring sheets, lessons, and facilitation notes focused around narratives from the WSÁNEĆ, Lekwungen-speaking, and T’Sou-ke communities. Third, the Casebook includes the narratives from the WSÁNEĆ, Lekwungen-speaking, and T’Sou-ke communities that NIȽTU,O serves. As part of our collaboration, ILRU provided in-house training for NIȽ TU,O staff using these materials.

Community Partner: NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services Society (see website: https://niltuo.ca/)

This project was funded by NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services Society.

Access Here: Toolkit
Access Here: Abridged Casebook
Access Here: Activity Book 1
Access Here: Activity Book 2

Note: The abridged casebook is for public use and distribution. A more extensive casebook for community members is available upon request. Please email toolkit@niltuo.ca for further information.

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