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The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre provides a number of quality services to the Aboriginal community. These services support people on their journey to become more self-sufficient and self-reliant. The Friendship Centre also dedicates time and resources to promoting awareness among Aboriginal people. Cultural pride, cultural identity, and confidentiality are the pillars of our organization.

Here at the Friendship Centre we strive to provide an environment where all Aboriginal people can belong. Whether you are a youth, elder, adult, or mother-to-be – in need of confidential assistance for major road blocks in your life or are simply looking for ways to improve your life skills – everyone is welcome at the Friendship Centre. We are a non-judgemental community with only acceptance in mind.

Please feel free to visit our site to learn more about the services we provide to our local community and the region. If you feel that our services could benefit you or someone close to you, please feel free to contact us. Our doors are always open at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre – we are waiting to hear from you.

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Today, BCAAFC joins all Friendship Centres throughout the province and country in honouring and grieving the 93 burials found at the grounds of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School. We stand with Williams Lake First Nation 🧡

At this time we urge those who seek healing to reach out to supports available:
- National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
- Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society: 1-800-721-0066
- Indian Residential Schools Program: ow.ly/EsKk50EY2X1 (First Nations Health Authority)

We encourage those who are learning to consider the harms Indigenous people continue to face today. Please visit bcaafc.com/take-action/ for a list of learning resources and opportunities useful to push for meaningful change.

Find more information and resources through Williams Lake First Nation, visit: www.wlfn.ca.

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Are you urban Indigenous person living in Telkwa or Smithers who has not yet received Covid relief support?

We would like to heard from you.

Some examples how we have assisted the community, thermometers, hand sanitization, cleaning supplies, grocery cards, baby wipes and more.

If you have not yet received supports please email info@dzelkant.com We will do our best with the resources we have.
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Dze L K’ant Housing Society

In 2019, the Dze L k’ant Friendship Centre Society incorporated a new housing society: The Dze L K’ant Housing Society. The Dze L K’ant Housing Society was created to own and operate culturally safe Indigenous housing in the communities we serve.