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Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9 Family Well-Being Program, Head Office - Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 100 Back St, Unit 200, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1L2 Phone 807-625-4939, toll-free 1-800-465-9952, fax 807-623-7730

Organization: Neskantaga First Nation - Band Office - Family Well Being Program  
Phone Numbers: 807-479-2570
Fax: 807-479-1138
Address:
c/o Family Well Being Program
PO Box 105
Lansdowne House, ON
P0T 1Z0
Street Address:
Lansdowne House  
Location: Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Chris Moonias - Band Manager
807-479-2570 ext 29 * chris.moonias@neskantaga.com
Public Contacts: Sylvia Sakanee - Family Well Being Program Coordinator
Service Description: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) initiative to assist each Indigenous community to design and deliver their own holistic, prevention-focused services/programs and cultural supports to promote a healthy community and support families as needed in the community
  • Focus is on improving the overall health and well-being of communities and to empower families to build healthy relationships
  • Works to eliminate family violence, the number of youth involved in the justice system and the number of children in care

Activities and programs provided can include but are not limited to the following:
  • Activities that revitalize Native language
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention
  • Community events such as feasts
  • Family circles, counselling and child/youth support groups
  • Referrals to other programs and services
  • School programs
  • Traditional land-based healing events

Fees: None
Application: Program registration recommended
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Neskantaga First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Oji-Cree, available upon request
Area Served:
Northern  
See Also: Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on January 25, 2018

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