Read the April 2016 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.
Dealing with Addiction: Medicine Lodge Shifts to Harm-Reduction Model
Studies have shown that alcohol and drug addiction is considered a disease and not simply a weakness. A disease that many people live with and will battle for their entire lives. Alcoholics and addicts know there are good days and bad, but the struggle is never-ending and the disease is never cured. It never gives up. It is for this reason the Nelson House Medicine Lodge (NHML) Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centre has been shifting to a “harm-reduction model” to give residents and staff a better chance to have sober lives.
What does a “harm-reduction model” mean to the residents, staff and management of the Lodge? It means a new approach, a new way of thinking and a new way of handling Dealing with Addiction Medicine Lodge Shifts to Harm-Reduction Model and addressing the needs of individuals dealing with addiction. Read the Newsletter for the complete story.
OKIMAHKAN OTY’AMIWIN FROM THE CHIEF
Report from Chief and Council
KITITAHWINAOW ACHIMOWIN COMMUNITY NEWS
- NCN Citizen Natashia Moodie Nominated for Award
- Women of Heart Awareness Campaign
- Thank You Message to Chief and Council – Words from NCN Special Olympics Athletes
- Portraits of Our Elders: Madeleine Spence & Wellington Spence
- Hooked On Fishing: R.C.M.P. 8th Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby held on March 27th, 2016, at U.C. Bay
- Land Code Workshops to Inform Citizens of Advantages
- Lands and Resources Program Unveils Logo by Hannah Thorne
- Working to Ensure Quality Housing for the Residents of Nelson House
- NCN Athletes Travel to Winnipeg to Build Skills
- Medicine Lodge Meets High Standards and Gets Three-Year Accreditation
- Voice of Our Youth: Let Your True Self Show – Kiya Spence
- Voice of Our Youth: Environmental Issues in the Boreal Forest – Rosena Lewis
OKIMY’WINI ACHIMOWIN GOVERNMENT NEWS
- Message to NCN from Hart, Manitoba Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations
KAKI PI ISPATHIK AKWA ISI TWAWINAH HISTORY AND CULTURE
- Learning from Our Past Understanding the Great Law of the Creator