Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Site: Biigtigong Mno-zhi-yaagamig

Service: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
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 Services
 
Provides the following services aimed at preventing alcohol and drug abuse problems from reoccurring: 
  • 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-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River 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 - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-229-1836
Fax 807-229-3367
Website www.picriver.com
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Primary Contact Jocelyn Goodchild, Reception; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 601; Email: jocelyn.goodchild@picriver.com
Primary Executive Joyce Harasym, Addictions Worker; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 604; Email: joyce.harasym@picriver.com
Alternate Executive Erica Perkins, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 603; Email: erica.perkins@picriver.com
Site Location Reserve is on Hwy 627 at mouth of Pic River along N shore of Lake Superior approx 13 km SE of Marathon
Located In Community Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation
Address 2 Rabbit Dr
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
 
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Mailing Address c/o NNADAP 
PO Box 215 
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)