Thessalon First Nation

Site: Health Centre

Service: Traditional Health Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Provides community members with cultural awareness and traditional teachings 
  • Teaches and assists community members in the art of regalia making  
  • Offers the traditional teachings behind the different regalia  
  • Provides workshops for skilled crafts such as traditional pipes, drums, rattles, moccasins, baskets and beading 
  • Provides services of skilled medicine people who teach how to identify local medicines used for minor ailments
 
Provides the health modalities of: 
  • Medicine walks 
  • Seasonal ceremonies 
  • Sweat lodge ceremonies 
  • Talking circles 
  • Traditional cedar baths  
  • Traditional stress management  
  • Traditional healer services
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Thessalon First Nation
Eligibility Members of Thessalon First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-842-2670
Fax 705-842-0282
Website www.thessalonfirstnation.ca
Primary Contact Violet McLean, Traditional Health and Healing Worker; Phone: 705-842-2670 ext 226; Email: vmclean.tfn@vianet.ca
Primary Executive Laura Robinson, Health Director; Phone: 705-842-2670 ext 222; Email: lrobinson.tfn@vianet.ca
Site Location Community is on N shore of Lake Huron, 12 km E of town of Thessalon and 103 km SE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Thessalon
Address 32 Sugarbush Rd
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0
 
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Intersection Sugarbush Rd and Maple Ridge Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)