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Journey to Strength and Healing
In spite of the oppression they have faced, many First Nations people remain resilient. Today they are reclaiming their inherent rights and finding ways to regain their strength. Agreeing to form the Partnership has been one step on the healing journey.
In early 2007, two communities, Webequie First Nation and Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation, worked with Partnership assessment teams to identify urgent needs and ways to address them. In 2008, another assessment team traveled to Pikangikum First Nation to gather information on its needs for their community.
Four additional First Nations communities participated in Partnership assessments in 2009: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, North Spirit Lake, Kasabonika Lake and Bearskin Lake.
Searching Together Reports:
By understanding the community needs, Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win is able to make links and broker with southern supports including: funding agencies; volunteers; training resources and donations. Each “searching together” initiative is molded by the leadership and the members of the community. The nature of the support from southern partners is guided by the community.