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Cross Lake Healing Fund

Organized by: Joanne Bibuuneebeesh

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March 18, 2016

Hello, I am pleased to announce that the fundraiser for the Pimicikamak Cree Nation community, which declared a state of emergency last week See More

THE STORY:

The Pimicikamak Cree Nation, also known as the Cross Lake First Nation, declared a state of emergency on March 9, 2016. This community of 8,300 in northern Manitoba has lost six members to suicide in the past two months and has experienced 140 suicide attempts in the past two weeks alone. The community is overwhelmed and traumatized. This is a human tragedy, not just a First Nations tragedy or a Canadian tragedy. Together we can help. The community has identified an immediate need for mental health support.

The goal of this campaign is to provide art therapy kits to interested teens and adults in the community. The kits will contain an art therapy coloring book, a set of 24 colored pencils and a pencil sharpener (see images). The cost of each kit and shipping is approximately $20 Canadian or $15 US. 

While a coloring book might seem like a frivolous item, adult coloring books are a popular and effective way to reduce stress and anxiety and to produce a state of mindfulness. The kit will also send the message that others care. This effort will bring some immediate comfort to recipients in the absence of adequate counseling services.  If the effort helps just one individual pass through an hour of darkness, it will be a success.

 All money received from donations will be deposited into a trust account and go towards the stated goal. If additional funds are raised, the funds will be used to fund additional kits.

This is a grassroots effort to assist the Pimicikamak community.  It is not an official campaign of the First Nation or any other agency, though the organizer has informed the Chief and Council of its existence and reached out for a designated representative to coordinate implementation with.  100% of funds received will go towards the stated goal.

See http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2685038169 AND http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2685039117 AND  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/09/manitoba-first-nation-declares-state-of-emergency-over-suicide-epidemic_n_9420962.html

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Conley George Atcheynum and Family

    $25

  • Andrea St. Julian

    $25

  • Mark Vezzola

     

  • Meegwyn, Seegwyn, and Manooheego B.

    $50

  • CG

    $25

  • Charline Planchon

    $10

  • Helen Miller

    $25

  • Janie Pachano

     

  • Nishiiyuu Council of Elders

    $500

  • Cimûn

    $40

  • Dixon Family

    $100

  • Pam Arviso & Girls

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Daina

    $25

  • Karen Lee

    $10

  • Bud and Nena

    $100

  • Darryl R. Diamond

    $40

  • Mike & Anita Simon

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Organized by

Joanne Bibuuneebeesh

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Mike & Anita Simon

Mike & Anita Simon

2 years ago

Darryl R. Diamond

Darryl R. Diamond

DONATION: $40

Offering tobacco and prayers for loving strength 2 years ago

Bud and Nena

Bud and Nena

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Karen Lee

Karen Lee

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Daina

Daina

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Pam Arviso & Girls

Pam Arviso & Girls

DONATION: $100

Sending prayers 2 years ago

Dixon Family

Dixon Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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