The provincial government is giving $135,000 dollars to Okanagan groups to address domestic violence and its impacts.
The Okanagan Indian Band is receiving just less than half of that money to run a canoeing program.
The province says the remainder of the funds will go to Kelowna’s Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society to start a program, “for participants to discuss the impacts and trauma of domestic violence and participate in culture-based healing activities.”
Provincial funding is also being distributed to other groups around the province to do the same type of work within other B.C. Aboriginal communities.
The money is part of the province’s plan to tackle domestic violence in British Columbia. That plan, announced almost two years ago, earmarked $2 million for domestic violence services geared towards Aboriginal people.