Blessing at NIL TU,O

Ceremony marks installation of new signage at resource centre

Gabriel Sam (left)

A blessing ceremony at NIL TU,O Child and Family Services last week saw members from several First Nations communities come together to bless the offices of the service that offers help to those in need.

The ceremony, which took place Thursday, May 15 at the NIL TU,O office on Mt. Newton X Road, included a traditional Shaker ceremony to bless the NIL TU,O offices and the new signage that was recently installed by Peninsula Signs.

“We believe in the power of prayer and through these prayers today we are cleansing and asking for protection,” said Scott Sam, a family support worker with NIL TU,O.

Performing the blessing were Shakers (members of the Shaker Church congregation) from the Tsartlip, Tsawout and Songhees First Nations.

Seven First Nations — Tsawout, Tsartlip, Songhees, T’sou-ke, Pauquachin, Beecher Bay and Tseycum — are served by NIL TU,O and its roster of support workers and resources.


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