In New Brunswick, support from the NIB Trust Fund has helped the Union of New Brunswick Indians Training Institute host Healing Through Culture – A Cultural Connection. The program hosted 30 participants including Indian Residential School Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors from the region who had the chance to explore the land and take in cultural and ecological teachings while on hiking trips and medicine walks. The program has given many participants the chance to explore areas of the region they have never visited before and helped renew a sense of pride and connection to the land.
Along with the cultural component, the Union of New Brunswick Indians Training Institute also offered Drivers Education and Training to participants. Driver training supports autonomy and helps participants reach an important life milestone and gain confidence in themselves.