Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #5
Description (Service)
  • Offers a short-term brief intervention program for individuals with solvent-abuse and alcohol issues and addictions 
  • Operates as a 12-day residential program with 4 workers and 8 youth per session 
  • Offers cultural and traditional services of community Elders 
  • Functions primarily as a respite program until placement at outside community residential treatment programs can be procured
Activities can include: 
  • Counselling for many issues including grief, drinking and violence in the home, feelings of not being loved, loss of friends (suicide) and other areas of struggle for youth 
  • Cutting wood 
  • Crafts 
  • Drawing 
  • Guitar 
  • Participating in sharing circles 
  • Playing hockey, broomball and/or volleyball 
  • Trap line setting and animal collection 
  • Writing
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Residential Service during program length Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Pikangikum First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 8 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
Members of Pikangikum First Nation struggling with solvent-abuse and/or alcohol addiction
  • Open to referrals from any source 
  • Initial assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-773-5550
Fax 807-773-5923
Primary Executive Lachie MacFadden, Director; Phone: 807-773-5481
Alternate Executive Lawrence Peters, Health Director; Phone: 807-773-5300; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 100 km NW of Red Lake, on E shores of Pikangikum Lake at the Berens River
Located In Community Pikangikum First Nation
Address Pikangikum, ON P0V 2L0
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Mailing Address c/o Minosaywin Project 
General Delivery 
Pikangikum, ON P0V 2L0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)