“At Medicine Bear we get so much support and love from the workers that work there. Throughout the pandemic they never forgot about us and did regular check ins all the time. One thing I like is that I can reach out to them over social media when I need to talk to someone or have any questions and someone always gets back as soon as possible. The care packages that we have been receiving have been amazing from food to crafts and in between. Some of the crafts have been group projects to bead like the strawberries which have been really fun/cool to do especially for our mental health over the long cooped up winter months.
I can say without a doubt that the Medicine Bear Program at Ka Ki Kanichihk has done the most for my family and me since this pandemic started and I am truly grateful for all the wonderful people who have not forgotten about me and my little family. I think my mental health would be way worse if I didn’t have weekly on-line beading to look forward to as well.”

  • Candace, Medicine Bear Program participant