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NATIVE ADDICTIONS COUNCIL OF MANITOBA

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Native Addictions Council of Manitoba

Healing of our mind, body and spirit for our future generations

RECENT UPDATES

NACM Temporarily Located at 1970 Main Street

During Redevelopment of 160 Salter Street

Canada invests in the redevelopment of the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba building at 160 Salter Street, Winnipeg. The Government of Canada is contributing $21,373,177 to this project through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program (GICB), with the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba (NACM) contributing an additional $240,000. The Board of Directors, management, and staff of NACM are extremely excited to receive this funding from Infrastructure Canada to restore 160 Salter, improve accessibility and universal design, and reduce energy consumption. This redevelopment will allow NACM to continue providing culturally safe support and services in a nurturing facility, eliminating the institutional presence for Indigenous peoples facing addiction challenges.

Statement from the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba

In our new season of growth, the work we do with the Indigenous community is to empower individuals in their journey of healing and recovery of addictions. The Native Addictions Council of Manitoba has a sacred responsibility in the work that we do.

Guided by the Seven Sacred Teachings of Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth and in light of recent activities in Canada, we have chosen to decolonize our language.

We will no longer refer to those in our programs as “clients” or “patients” as the root of those words are disempowering. NACM works in a strength-based way and as Indigenous peoples, we know what our communities and families need. Therefore, to respect the individuals and families we work with, our language will change to “relatives”, “participants”, and “applicants.”

The work we do with Indigenous communities is to empower individuals on their journey of healing and recovery from addictions. We honour our Indigenous Relatives and walk along side them through their journey with kindness, love, respect, and empowerment.

NACM was featured on the Mino Bimaadiziwin Podcast!

Listen to Episode 18: “Doing What You Gotta Do For Your People” – Featuring Theresa Crow Spreading His Wings and Sandra Malcolm.

NATIVE ADDICTIONS COUNCIL OF MANITOBA

Membership Form

To apply for a Membership, please download the form, fill it out, and submit it to the AGA Committee at e.assistant@nacm.ca

NATIVE ADDICTIONS COUNCIL OF MANITOBA

Membership Form

To apply for a Membership, please download the form, fill it out, and submit it to the AGA Committee at e.assistant@nacm.ca

NATIVE ADDICTIONS COUNCIL OF MANITOBA

Nomination Form

1970 Main Street

NACM Welcomes our

Board of Directors -

  • Cathy Merrick, NACM Board Chair

  • Helga Hamilton, NACM Board Member

  • Bava Dhillion, NACM Board Member

  • Bernice Thoraisse, NACM Board Member

  • David Budd, NACM Board Member

Mission

Statement

Native Addictions Council of Manitoba provides healing of addiction through traditional Indigenous practices. The belief of NACM is that our relatives have the right to healing, safety, growth, and wellness.

Vision

Statement

To provide culturally-based healing of the mind, body, and spirit for our future generations.

Goals

for the NACM

Our Relatives will leave here with renewed spirit, renewed hope, and understanding of who they are as Indigenous people.

6-Weeks

In-House Healing Program

5-weeks

Recovery & Follow-Up Day Program

testimonials

What Relatives Are Saying About Us

“I want to thank you all for helping me through this program, you guys helped me open my eyes!”
W. M.
Anonymous
“Meegwetch. You have opened my eyes to the sober life. Thank you, all staff & cooks”
G.
Anonymous
“I feel love and hope today. Those are the two best gifts a person can receive and for that I’m grateful! Thank you so much for everything. I love you!”
C. J.
Anonymous
"Thank you very much for everything. I will remember you all. Take care."
E. R.
Anonymous
"Meegwetch for helping me to see the world."
D. F.
Anonymous
"Thank you all & God Bless you all."
L. S.
Anonymous
"I know I have a long journey ahead of me but through the program and the traditional teachings and ceremonies, I feel more confident about living a life of sobriety and I will continue to practice these steps and traditional teachings through my healing journey."
Anonymous
"All of the staff were all so caring, supportive and genuine during the 5-week program and the food the chef prepared was amazing. I will highly recommend this program to my family and friends who are struggling with addiction."
C.C.
Anonymous

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The Native Addictions Council of Manitoba acknowledges that we reside on Treaty 1, the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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