Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 21: Health (18-24)

Call for addictions treatment and recovery funding for the Northern Healing Lodge

March 24, 2021

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) along with Cree Nation Tribal Health (CNTH), Swampy Cree Tribal Council jointly release an urgent call to the Province for immediate funding the Northern Healing Lodge: a much-needed addictions treatment and recovery centre that would be used for all citizens in the region. The Northern Healing Lodge was set to be a place of healing, based in the wholistic person-centred approaches relative to First Nations historic cultural competencies in a land-based setting…The natural, forested setting would allow participants to embrace the healing powers of nature as they reconnect with traditional ways to heal. At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Manitoba, the entire twenty-million-dollar, 50 bed project ground to a halt. To date, the project is stalled at the completion of Phase 1 and remains with the Province to keep momentum going at this critical time.