The Caring for First Nations Society (formerly known as the Western Canadian Aboriginal Family and Child Care Worker’s Society) was formed on an informal basis, in the spring of 1982, to act as a professional association and professional development body for persons employed or active in the field of First Nations and Aboriginal child and family services. Incorporated in 1994, the Society works in cooperation with First Nations and Aboriginal child and family service programs to protect and foster the well being of First Nations and Aboriginal people by reaffirming traditions, and through effective child and family service delivery that empower the voices of First Nations and Aboriginal peoples.
Linda Lucas, Executive Director, gives an introduction to CFNCS on the video. Click on the page titled Video: Overview of CFNCS to view
To provide professional development, research and liaison services for First Nations who protect and promote the well being of First Nations children and families by respecting and reaffirming traditional values and beliefs, encouraging innovative and quality child and family service delivery and empowering the voices of First Nations peoples.
Caring for First Nations Children Society is very grateful to Harley Rice for gifting us with permission to use this inspiring song. We are very honoured, thank you Harley.
The Path Opening Song created by Harley Rice and the late Adrian Charlie (9.5 MB)
With an introduction by Harley Rice.
"If you would like to use this song, while opening up a good path for you, for your family, for your friends and the people in need. I’d like to honour the people that have participated in the making of this song. To the family of my late brother-in-law, Adrian Charlie, his mother Victoria Charlie and also donating this song to the Caring for First Nations Children Society – in honour of them and opening their path.
Hy-ch'ka, Harley Rice"
The Path Opening Song created by Harley Rice and the late Adrian Charlie (1.9 MB)
This version is performed without the introduction.