The cultural coordinator acts as a primary resource to KCA’s Mental Health & Addictions Program staff and the community-based mental health and addiction workers in the development and delivery of Anishinaabe best practices for healing and promoting healthy lifestyles. In keeping with the KCA mandate: culture and the expansion of culture knowledge must be incorporated into all levels of services by:

  • ensuring all cultural protocols of the 13 member First Nations are adhered to in the planning and implementation of all programming
  • ensuring all planning and implementation of all planning is culturally relevant and appropriate
  • ensuring that the planning is flexible enough to allow for innovation in the implementation of cultural diversity and cultural protocols specific to each community.
Programs / Services offered:
  • Promotes holistically healthy lifestyles by conducting / facilitating Healing Circles and other Anishinaabe ways of healing and support
  • Provides and /or facilitates training in Anishinaabe ways (traditional / cultural teachings and healing methodologies)
  • Cultural presentations, workshops, and education to individuals, families and communities to ensure individuals are aware of the cultural resources available to maintain their cultural identity / practices.
  • Eagle Lake
  • Grassy Narrows
  • Lac Seul
  • Naotkamegwanning
  • Northwest Angle #33
  • Northwest Angle #37
  • Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining
  • Obashkaandagaang
  • Shoal Lake #40
  • Wabaseemoong
  • Wabauskang
  • Wabigoon
  • Wauzhushk Onigum