Hiiye’yu Lelum (House of Frienship) Society
To promote Wellness and Unity Hiiye’yu Lelum (House of Friendship) Society addresses the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal people by providing holistic programs and services
Originally named the Valley Native Friendship Centre (VNFC), the Society was established in 1975 in Duncan, B.C. Members of the local community, particularly Cowichan Band Chief Dennis Alphonse, Duncan Mayor Mike Coleman and initial Board President Alfie McDames, saw a need for a cultural bridge between the local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. Read More
GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
- To provide and cultural bridge between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures in the Cowichan Valley.
- To provide a central facility where counseling, information and referral services are provided and where meetings, educational and recreational activities may take place.
- To provide opportunities for the development of Aboriginal leadership in the community.
- To promote the well-being of Aboriginal people through program development.