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
- Northwest Angle #33
- Northwest Angle #37
- Shoal Lake #40
- Wauzhushk Onigum