First Nation treatment centre for youth opens on Manitoulin Island – My Espanola Now

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201836 Views

June 4, 2018

A new treatment program for First Nation youth with addictions or mental health issues will launch on June 11th in a new centre on Manitoulin Island.

The Gwekwaadziwin Miikan Centre opened its doors just over a week ago in Aundeck Omni Kaning, formerly called Sucker Creek First Nation. It took in its first clients last Monday.

According to the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin, the name refers to one of the Seven Grandfather Teachings and in the Ojibwe language it means “Living the right way.”

The program provides a client-based model of mental health and addiction treatment for Anishinabek young adults.

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