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Wawakapewin First Nation

Wilderness Healing Program

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Offers a healing program for residential school survivors or their descendants and extended families in a wilderness setting near Wawakapewin community
  • Offers counselling and teaches traditional values and lifestyles as healing tools
  • Targets individuals affected by residential school abuse and its intergenerational impacts
  • Delivers services through a holistic approach
  • Provides 4 intakes per year
  • Provides services in a wilderness setting for individual families, groups and communities
Services offered can include:
  • Counselling by Elders and/or traditional healers
  • Cultural ceremonies, teachings and dialogue
  • Transportation, when required
Hours of Operation
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm

Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Program session dates vary; contact Project Coordinator
  • On-reserve member of communities belonging to Shibogama First Nations Tribal Council and
  • Is a former student of an Indian Residential School (IRS) listed in the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement or
  • Is a family member (spouse or partner, those raised by or raised in the household of a former IRS student, and any relation who has experienced effects of intergenerational trauma associated with a family member's time at an IRS) of a former student
Application Process
  • Referrals accepted from Resource workers in Shibogama communities or from Regional Service Delivery organizations
  • Intake assessment required
Documents Required
Completed intake assessment required
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
December 16, 2020