Helping Aboriginal People
     Heal Themselves.

Community Holistic Circle Healing

Grant ID:

Four Directions Healing Lodge

Project Description:

The Community Holistic Circle Healing project proposes to address healing needs by offering workshops to Band membership and service providers on intervention in relation to sexual abuse; workshops to students in grades nursery to eight and to high school staff; provide assessment, supports and safe homes to victims of sexual abuse; provide a treatment plan to victims (assessment, individual weekly counselling, circles for victims with Community Holistic Circle Healing (CHCH) staff, cultural and traditional treatment methods, victims support groups and ceremonies, teaching lodge and sweats); provide a treatment plan to victimizers (as for victims but with anger management workshops, child-within workshops, human sexuality groups and case conferencing); provide support to victims and victimizers as they go through the court system; group therapy (women's/ men's/ girl's/ boy's/ powwow/ drum); family circles for victims and family and victimizers and family; a community fast, Black Island days family retreat (on-the-land activities with workshops on addictions/ abuses); four directions seasonal ceremonies at camps located in each of the four directions; Sacred Fire ceremonies; skill development in the community to enable community members to deal with sexual abuse, family violence and criminal offences; and staff development and wellness.

End Date:
March 31, 2010

AHF Contribution:

Primary Contact:

Mr. Ian Bushie
Tel: 204-363-7213
Fax: 204-363-7573

Organization Address:

Community Holistic Circle Healing
Box 2553
Wanipigow, MB R0E 2E0