A:yelexw means "in good health." The A:yelexw Center for Hope and Healing provides residential treatment to support Indigenous people overcoming addiction. Support is provided through traditional healing of the spirit, mind and body. The program includes mental health and substance use counselling, detox support, fitness and recreation, group sessions, career training, family support, and traditional practices like cedar brushing, drumming, sweats, and medicine walk. For more information about the program, here is their brochure: http://www.seabirdisland.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ayelexw-brochure-Jan-2018.pdf.
Note: Since filming, most of the men appearing in this video have moved on from the A:yelexw Center for Hope and Healing.
I would like to acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Stó:lō people on which we are learning, working and playing. I give thanks to our elders and knowledge keepers for passing down their knowledge and sharing it with our future generations. Ch'í:thóletsel - I thank you (all).
|Theresa Warbus||Director - Salish Legends Media||Stó:lō|
|Kalvin Warbus||Camera Operator||Salish Legends Media|
|Eric Sanderson||Camera Operator||Salish Legends Media|
|Peter Kepkay||Sound Recordist||Salish Legends Media|
|Scharie March||Personal Assistant||Salish Legends Media|
|Danielle Munroe||Personal Assistant||Salish Legends Media|
|Linnea Ritland||Editor||Salish Legends Media|
|Phoebe Titus||Colourist||Salish Legends Media|
|Anthony Lenfesty||Client||A:yelexw Center for Hope and Healing|
|Bill Prest||Client||A:yelexw Center for Hope and Healing|
|John Williams||Recovery Support Worker||A:yelexw Center for Hope and Healing|
|Derrick Point||Client||A:yelexw Center for Hope and Healing|
|Jason Bruce||Producer/Regional Lead||Chilliwack|
|Length of Video||7:18 minutes|
|Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No|
Please contact Jason Bruce for more information.