The National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation Congratulates The Siksika Medicine Lodge On The Grand Opening Of Its Youth Residential Treatment Centre
August 13, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset Crowfoot – Great Siksika Leader
Muskoday, Saskatchewan, August 13, 2009. The National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation will proudly attend the Siksika Medicine Lodge Youth Residential Treatment Centre Grand Opening on August 14, 2009.The National Native Addictions Partnership congratulates the Siksika Medicine Lodge in accomplishing its dream of establishing and running this centre. It is through hard diligent work like this that dreams become realities.
This new in-patient treatment centre for aboriginal youth dealing with mental health and addiction issues is one of several initiatives taken on by the nation leaders. The 10-bed facility can accept youth from the reserve, as well as from across the country.
Youth residential programs are extremely important. Youth are our future and every decision we make as First Nation Peoples should be made for seven generations to come. The Siksika Medicine Lodge has thought of the generations to come and will assist them in being whole healthy persons who will contribute to whole healthy communities, families, and Nations. In essence, as a result of the new centre and its programs, youth and the Siksika community will be able to truly enjoy the “flash of a firefly in the night, the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime, and the shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”
The National Native Addictions Partnership wishes the Siksika Medicine Lodge Youth Treatment Centre the best and knows that they will succeed and surpass all that they have strived for. We will stand by this Centre and assist them with whatever we can should the need arise.
For more information about the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation (NNAPF), please contact
Communications Manager, NNAPF
Tel: 1 250 247 8693
Fax: (866) 864-5222