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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
Comments
Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations CouncilPolitical Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9
Eligibility
  • 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
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On January 7, 2019

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