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United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising

Justice - Maamwi Noojmodaa Program


Description
  • Serves as a victim impact/empathy program for adult Indigenous offenders who are in the justice system
Provides mind, body and spirit healing opportunities through Anishinabek teachings and ceremonies through the following services:
  • Delivers weekly healing sessions separately for men and women
  • Facilitates all sessions through a Traditional Knowledge Keeper/Elder and the Program Worker
  • Teaches Anishinabek principles and approaches to build a healthier community
  • Strives to improve decision-making skills of participants
  • Offers free transportation to sessions
Activities and healing sessions are based upon the 4 seasons and can include (but not limited to):
  • Fall harvest and hunt
  • Fall and spring fasting
  • Traditional fire keeping and Shkaabewis teachings
  • Monthly full moon ceremonies
  • Buffalo teachings
  • Sharing circles
  • Beading and regalia making
  • Sweat lodges and cedar baths
  • Medicine picking (Summer harvest)
  • Mental, emotional, spiritual and physical self-care
Comments
Maamwi Noojmodaa means Let's heal together in Ojibwe
Eligibility
  • Must belong to one of the member First Nations within the United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising Territory either on/off-reserve and
  • Must be 18 years of age and older and
  • Must be currently in the Justice system, such as pre-sentencing, on probation etc


Age Requirements: Ages: 18 year(s) and up;
Application Process
  • Referrals accepted from any source including self-referrals
  • To make arrangements for transportation contact Program Coordinator
Office
705-377-5307
Fax
705-377-5309
Web Site
http://www.uccmm.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 275
M'Chigeeng, ON, P0P 1G0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Jolene Armstrong, Program Coordinator
Email: jarmstrong@uccmm.ca
Phone: 705-377-5307 Ext 219; Cell 705-210-0544
Fees
None
Documents Required
No documents required
Accessibility
Not Accessible
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
October 4, 2022
Address
1110 Highway 551
M'Chigeeng, ON, P0P 1G0
  • UCCMM Head Office is located along Hwy 551 in the community of M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island
  • Closest intersection is at Hwy 551 and Park Rd

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 to 1600
Tue
0830 to 1600
Wed
0830 to 1600
Thu
0830 to 1600
Fri
0830 to 1600

Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Session times available at office and on website
Service Area(s)
  • Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
  • M'Chigeeng First Nation
  • Sheguiandah
  • Sheshegwaning First Nation
  • Whitefish River First Nation
  • Zhiibaahaasing First Nation