Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village
About the Institution
Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village is about 140 kilometres east of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is built on traditional Chehalis First Nation land. It is a minimum security institution for Aboriginal men. It used to be called Elbow Lake Institution, but was renamed Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village in 2001. Kwìkwèxwelhp means "where medicine is collected".
Healing Lodges offer services and programs that reflect Aboriginal culture. They incorporate Aboriginal peoples' traditions and beliefs into their space.
In a Healing Lodge, Aboriginal teachings and ceremonies are used to address the needs of Aboriginal offenders. Offenders also have contact with Elders and access to culturally relevant programs.
- Institution for male offenders
- Security level: minimum
- Date opened: 2001
- Rated capacity: 50
Did you know?
CSC offers a variety of correctional programs to help inmates become law-abiding citizens.
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