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First Nations in Canada

First Nations-the first peoples of Canada-are made up of more than 200 culturally autonomous First Nations communities that have unique languages and traditions. Some First Nations communities have been decimated by colonization and many First Nations people have been impacted by the residential school policy that separated First Nations children from their families and culture. This 130-year legacy (1870 – 1998) deeply impacted First Nations relationships, esteem, health and family bonding. Very few survivors are still alive today although the post traumatic effects are still being experienced in the next generation.

First Nations & Psychology of Vision

Over 20 years ago Chuck and Lency were inspired to work more closely with First Nations people. They had a vision (that compelled them to create a Fund) to support and empower First Nations to heal, for as they did, First Nations in future would lead the way on the planet with healing and reconciliation. As the Psychology of Vision healing model is being graciously welcomed in many First Nation communities, it is brining healing and wholeness to families and communities. Why? Because Psychology of Vision aligns with many First Nations belief systems. Initially Chuck and Lency began working with communities by invitation and would deliver trainings once or twice a year as a gift. Over the past two decades, thousands of First Nations people received healing and training with Psychology of Vision. Many First Nations went on to become trainers of the healing methods themselves and began sharing and teaching in their own communities. This became the second part of Chuck and Lency’s vision, to have First Nations trainers themselves empowered and resourced to deliver trainings and empower their own people locally. Psychology of Vision is dedicated to awakening the giftedness of indigenous peoples on the planet.

The First Nations Fund

The First Nations Fund was created to support the healing of First Nations so they can teach and inspire their own people. Financial contributions are generously donated from each country where Psychology of Vision is taught around the world. Since its inception, the First Nations Fund has successfully graduated 40 First Nations people from the 100 Day program; and ten of these graduates went on to become First Nations Trainers throughout British Columbia. Today there are 2 First Nations trainers still actively training with Psychology of Vision. Babs Stevens, who is Haida from Skidegate, Haida Gwaii and Melissa Meyer who is Tsimshian from Port Simpson and currently lives in Gibsons, British Columbia just outside of Vancouver.
The First Nations Fund is administered by Susan How at the Psychology of Vision Canada office.


First Nations Fund Application

If you belong to a First Nations community and plan to attend Psychology of Vision training or apprenticeship, you may apply for a subsidy from the First Nations Fund to help cover accommodation expenses. Applications are considered on an as-needed basis.

For more information or to apply, please contact Susan How at susan@povcanada.com or by telephone at 604.298.4011.

First Nations Programs being offered:

Programs will be posted as they become available.

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