Indigenous-led non-profits say they are better equipped to deliver cultural services than Siloam Mission – CBC

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Indigenous-led non-profits say they are better equipped to deliver cultural services than Siloam Mission – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202130 Views

‘We know how to do it,’ says executive director of Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre

Jan 08, 2021

The leaders of Indigenous-led non-profit organizations say they are better equipped than Siloam Mission to provide spiritual care and cultural services to Winnipeg’s homeless population.

“They’re not an Indigenous organization, but delivering services to Indigenous people and yet we have almost no relationship with them at all,” said Diane Redsky, executive director of Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre, an Indigenous-led social service provider in Winnipeg.

“The really critical and important needs are for Indigenous people to be helping other Indigenous people, not because there’s such a sense of ownership, but we know how to do it.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-cultural-services-siloam-mission-1.5865348

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