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Wawakapewin First Nation

Wilderness Healing Program


Description
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
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
Office
807-623-3916 - Thunder Bay Sub-Office
Sioux Lookout Band Office
807-737-2662
Fax
807-737-4226
Web Site
http://www.wawakapewin.ca/
Email
info@wawakapewin.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 477
c/o Healing Program
Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1A8
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Janina Meekis-Hoxha, Band Administrator
Email: janinam@wawakapewin.ca
Phone: 807-738-2922
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed intake assessment required
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
Government - City
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 24, 2022
Address
207 Archibald St N, Shibogama Sub Office
Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 3X9
  • Shibogama Sub-Office is located at Archibald St N in Thunder Bay near the Courthouse
  • Closest intersection is at Archibald St N and Miles St E

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0900 - 1700
Tue
0900 - 1700
Wed
0900 - 1700
Thu
0900 - 1700
Fri
0900 - 1700

Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Program session dates vary; contact Project Coordinator
Service Area(s)
  • Kasabonika Lake First Nation
  • Kingfisher Lake First Nation
  • Wapekeka First Nation
  • Wawakapewin First Nation
  • Wunnumin Lake First Nation