Lateral Kindness is a positive
response to Lateral Violence

Lateral violence is an effect of Colonialism that hurts us all. At Southern Stl'atl'imx Health Society we believe the solution is lateral kindness. That’s why we’ve started the SSHS Kindness Project.

Imagine a world where we love and support each other, communicate with respect, and respond with kindness. That was the traditional Stl’atl’imx way. It can be our way again. All it takes is a willingness to treat ourselves and others with kindness and the ability to say sorry when
we don’t get it quite right.

Colonialism has kept us from ourselves and each other.
Together let̓s can make lateral kindness a Stl’atl’imx value.

NEW Kindness Project brochure about recognizing
and responding to lateral violence.

The Kindness Project CD

Native American Music Award-winning collection of Stl'atl'imx songs and stories.

Empowering Posters

Kindness Project Supporter Posters
How to Live a Decolonized Life Poster

Information & Tips

Information for helping you on your journey to greater kindness.


A place to inspire others with stories about the power of kindness.

Take The Kindness Pledge

Take the The Kindness Pledge and print out a copy for your wall. Let everyone know that you are saying YES to Lateral Kindness!

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The Kindness Project:

See who has taken
The Kindness Pledge

Dianne, Winnipeg
Trudy Smith, Swan Lake
Cherish Clarke
Kristin Porto, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Shirley Hunter, Goodfish Lake, Alberta
Melanie Dalby, Mill Bay
Monique, T'Souke & Namgis
Anne Rasmussen, Unceded Coast Salish territories of the Lekwungen & W SÁNEĆ
Jasmine Manning, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Allison DeRuiter, Pemberton

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