Neskantaga First Nation

Site: Rachael Bessie Sakanee Memorial Health Centre

Service: National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Provides services and support for individuals and families struggling with addiction issues 
  • Offers Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings when required 
  • Provides transportation to all meetings and workshops upon request
 
Prevention 
  • Provides public seminars/meetings to raise community awareness of alcohol, drug abuse and gambling addictions 
  • Holds educational sessions in schools  
  • Coordinates cultural and spiritual events
 
Intervention 
  • Facilitates recreational activities and social events  
  • Provides individual and group discussions  
  • Offers cultural and spiritual gatherings
 
Aftercare provided for preventing reoccurrence: 
  • Counselling, sharing circles and support groups 
  • Regular phone calls and home visits  
  • Referrals to band services, social services, detoxification and treatment centres and medical assistance
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Neskantaga First Nation
Eligibility Members of Neskantaga First Nation struggling with/affected by addictions issues
Application Transportation requests should be made at least 1 day prior to event
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-479-2533
Fax 807-479-2505
Primary Contact Doreen Moonias, Referral Clerk
Primary Executive Donald Sakanee, Addictions Worker; Email: donaldsakanee@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Sharon Sakanee, Health Director; Phone: Band Office 807-479-2570; Fax: 807-479-1138; Email: sharon.sakanee@neskantaga.com
Site Location Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake
Located In Community Neskantaga First Nation
Address Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
 
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Mailing Address c/o NNADAP 
PO Box 105 
Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)