It’s time to be kinder to each other and ourselves.

Say NO to lateral violence and YES
to lateral kindness because everybody matters!

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 to say sorry when we don’t get it quite right.

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

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

Resources & Support

Feeling sad, angry, or disconnected
from others? Here’s some kindness tips
and numbers for support.


Stories and comments from members of our four SSHS communities.

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

John Reilly, Maple Ridge
Brandy Kane, Xaxilo'p
Jody Jones, Vancouver Coastal Region
Victoria Peters, Peters First Nation
Cindy Irving, Líl̓wat
Denise Johnson, Ditidaht
Samantha Quesnelle, Métis
Desiree Baker, 'Namgis
Annette Narcisse, Líl̓wat

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