In 2011 the Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society was formed to answer the needs of the urban Indigenous peoples of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Now called Fraser River Indigenous Society, we are here to serve Urban Indigenous Peoples, and so we welcome
Welcome to THE
Fraser River Indigenous Society
people of all nations and ages so we can foster a sense of belonging and provide space to connect and celebrate.
An Indigenous organization providing services and programs for our community to acknowledge our past present and future generations.
Communities of self determined Indigenous Peoples living in a collaborative way.
We are evoking a name change from Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society to the Fraser River Indigenous Society.
This change acknowledges the diversity of peoples we serve: Urban Indigenous Peoples, people who maybe living far from their territory, those who are displaced from their communities and heritage through colonial rule, and those with mix family dynamics.
We recognize the traditional territories of the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations. We respectfully acknowledge the many nations who are represented by the urban Aboriginal population in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver Areas.
Hello to All My Relations
This is an update for those who use our services and come together with us. The Fraser River Indigenous Society and its staff value the health and safety of our participants, families, Elders and partners. We have been attentive to the precautions which have been recommended. Currently our offices space and our staff are on duty to continue to support you. However, some of our gathering programs will be cancelled or delayed if the factors put our Elders and other vulnerable populations at risk. We will notify all staff and participants immediately if there are any changes.
These are some steps we will take to help stop the spread of Covid-19 are:
Increasing the cleaning of our program and office areas.
Reminding staff and participants to be vigilant in washing their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
Use an Alcohol-Based hand rub when it is not possible to wash hands with a concentration of at least 60%.
Cough or sneeze into your arm not your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes nose or mouth with unwashed hands as these areas are susceptible to infection.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Recommending you stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others.
Here are some links to further information about Covid-19, updated information as it arises, and how to handle infection if it occurs:
“In response to a few emails I have received this morning about COVID-19, I thought I would share a few more links with information, handouts and posters that you can print/share.” - Tracy Steere – Aboriginal Health Lead - Fraser Health
Handwashing - soap and water poster
Handwashing – hand sanitizer poster
Some of the links on the Healthlink page include pdf handouts (i.e. being prepared) that you can share:
Including handout for schools & childcare settings
Handouts and info:
CBC Kids along with the PHO produced a kid-centric Q and A video about COVID-19: https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/watch-coronavirus-facts-versus-fiction