Niwȋķȏwin Métis Family Services Society is a non-profit society that was founded in 2003 under the name of Kikino Métis Children Family Services Society, as a need was recognized that Métis children and families living in the Prince George region did not have direct access to culturally specific advocacy and support services, exclusive to their Métis heritage. We provide broad-based community prevention and education programs that are geared towards everyone in the community, as we recognize that all families need support in raising their children. Our programs are designed to nourish the dignity and integrity of the family, to build community spirit and to affirm our Métis cultural identity.
“My people will sleep for hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back.”
The Niwîķôwin Métis Family Services Society is a non-profit society that is recognized and empowered by the Métis citizens of Prince George and the Métis Nation of British Columbia to provide holistic services that promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of Métis children and families in the community.
The Niwîķôwin Métis Family Services Society will promote the health (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually) and well-being of the Métis community by: Increasing cultural awareness to the communities in the Prince George and its geographical area; Honouring and supporting the importance of a healthy family environment in the delivery of holistic programs and services; and Encouraging stronger relationships among Métis Elders and our youth and our families and our community
We believe in honouring our Métis culture and in fostering pride in our history; We believe in focusing in on our family strengths knowing that there are many resources and much knowledge within our Métis families; We believe in working professionally, confidentially and respectfully with our clients, practicing ethically at all times; We believe in creating a safe and nurturing environment in which people will be open to change and growth; and We believe when you heal a child you heal a family, when you heal a family you heal a community, when you heal a community you heal a Nation.
“We Are Métis”
A video focusing on Métis culture and heritage; created by the Niwîķôwin Métis Family Services Society located in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.