Resolution No. 2007-09-15
Sagashtawao Healing Lodge Referrals
WHEREAS Sagashtawao Healing Lodge was established to help our people heal themselves from the devastating effects of alcohol and illegal drug use and the abuse of medical drugs; and
WHEREAS one of the primary goals of Sagashtawao Healing Lodge is to support and encourage a lifestyle free from alcohol use and drug abuse; and
WHEREAS the mandate of Sagashtawao Healing Lodge is to provide services to the Mushkegowuk communities and surrounding areas;
WHEREAS it is critical that any treatment facilities or programs be culturally appropriate to First Nations people in general and Mushkegowuk persons in particular;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mushkegowuk Council Assembly encourage the social program workers in Mushkegowuk member communities to give serious consideration to, and if appropriate priority to, referring cases from their community to the Sagashtawao Healing Lodge in Moosonee, Ontario; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Sagashtawao Healing Lodge ensure that all individuals referred to it for treatment can
receive treatment in a manner that is culturally appropriate to First Nations people in general and Mushkegowuk persons in particular.
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