Lax Kw’alaams Community Session

Help is still available. To register for a session call us at 1-877-515-7525 or book a session using the link below:


Community Support Sessions connect you with a personal Claims Assistant along with cultural, healing and legal supports.  


Preparing for Your Session

It is important for you to bring your photo ID with you to your session, to support your claim application. If you have a Claim Form or personal narrative that you have already started, please bring it with you so we can build on the work you have already done.

Preparation Checklist:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Claim Form and personal narrative (if you’ve started it)
  3. Support person or support items

Acceptable forms of valid government-issued identification include:

  • Social insurance card
  • Driver’s license card
  • Provincial/territory photo card
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Old age security (OAS) identification card
  • Firearms possession and acquisition license (PAL)
  • Official military ID
  • Nexus card
  • Bring Your ID (BYID) card (age of majority card)
  • Permanent resident card
  • U.S. state ID
  • Certificate of Canadian citizenship
  • Indian status card
  • Certificate of Indian status (CIS)
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
  • Land claim beneficiary card (Inuit)

Please note that health cards are NOT acceptable forms of ID for privacy reasons. Membership cards issued by an organization, or cards issued by a city, municipality or region are also not acceptable forms of ID, as they are not issued by a state, provincial, territorial or federal government.

If you do not have any of the above forms of ID, you can fill out a Sworn Declaration at Part 6 of the Claim Form.

Our Community Support Team is available to answer questions about our service and assist with booking, changing or cancelling an appointment. You can call us at 1-877-515-7525 or email us at

Our Team

Trina Carter

Tânisi! Hello, my name is Trina Carter. I am a fluent Cree (Nehiyâw), from Treaty Six Territory, from the Onion Lake First Nations Band, situated on the border of Saskatchewan & Alberta. I am proud to say that I am a direct descendant of the Treaty Six signing Chief Seekascootch; my maiden name is Chief. I currently live in Saskatoon, Sk., with my husband, Jason L. Carter. We have two adult sons’, both living with their families; we are blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren, whom we both adore! I enjoy attending our cultural/spiritual ceremonies. I love family time and traveling. On a professional level, I obtained my BISW in 2010; I have been working in the helping field since. I love it! I enjoy meeting new people, and making connections! I am honoured to be doing this work; as ‘I’, myself am a ‘DaySchool survivor’ ❤️. Thank you. Hiy Hiy.

Nicole Jones

Aanii/Hello! I am Anishinaabe(Ojibway) from my mother’s side and a mix of Irish and English from my father’s side. My Anishinaabe roots come from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and I am Eagle Clan. I live in Hamilton, Ontario with my partner and our two fur babies. My grandmother attended the Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, Ontario and I am extremely passionate about this work. I am an old style jingle dress dancer and I have been learning Anishinaabe traditional songs for over 10 years. I am honoured to be a part of this team.

Corrina Burns

I come from a large family and in February 2022, I will welcome my first grandchild into the world. I am the sixth child of seven. I have two grown daughters

Jennifer O'Keefe

I am a settler who was born and raised in K’jipuktuk (Halifax). I currently live with my fiancée and our dog. In my free time, I love to swim in the lake and garden.

Monique Newton

Hello! I am a settler living in the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. I joined the IDS Program in July 2021 as Regional Lead, Eastern Canada. My roles in life include being a student, observer, teacher, and partner to my husband. I am passionate about how we grow as human beings and learn to find our place of integrity on Earth. For me, one of the most important practices I have in my life is finding time for long walks in forests where I can feel and reflect.

Jill McLean

I am of mixed European settler and Inuit ancestry, and live and work in Winnipeg. I love spending time outside, even in winter. My kids are 8 and 10 years old, and they love spending time inside on screens playing video games or talking to friends. Luckily I can still talk them into joining me on a hike, skate or swim from time to time.

Tracey Gazley

Shé:kon, I am Haudenosaunee, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. I am a proud to say that I have three sons and a large family. I offer my greetings and thanks to each of you and to all of creation!

Taylor Sparklingeyes

I am a Cree woman with German background. I am from Whitefish Lake First Nation in northern Alberta. I enjoy being outside in nature and spending time with my family.

Jennifer Chandler

Hello! I am a mixed Anishinaabe and Métis woman. I am blessed to be residing as a visitor on Treaty 7 land. I am an Aunty to four nephews and one niece. I love to spend time with my family out in nature, smudging, attending pow-wows and dancing ceremonies. 

Karen Neu

Hello! I am of Cree descent and a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan. I grew up in the Prince Albert National Park area. I now live in Calgary and look forward to returning to the Waskesiu area to camp and spend time with family.

Brooke Graham

With a deep passion and involvement in the diversity, equity and inclusion space, I support two organizations dedicated to the professional advancement of the Black community outside of work. I love to work out, then spend the rest of my time eating and lounging in bed. My colleagues would describe me as passionate, dedicated and a team player.

Carolynn Small Legs

Hello! I am Blackfoot from the Piikani First Nation. I am a mom and grandmomma to a beautiful grand daughter. I smudge to give thanks to the Creator and ask for guidance and strength to have a good life.

Kathryn Gray

I love walking in nature, spending time with family and knitting. I live with my husband and two teenage children, who make me laugh every day.

Louise Mott

When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family. I have a rescue dog called ‘Blue’ and we take her on regular hikes. I appreciate the opportunity to take photographs wherever I go. My colleagues would describe me as friendly, optimistic and encouraging.