current news and events
Brandon, MB - On October 17th through 19th, West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services held a Mental Wellness Training for the 7 First Nations Anishinaabe Mekina Mino-Ayawin (AMMA) Teams. Our 92 AMMA team members, Board members and West Region Staff took part in the very first roll out training of the Crisis Response Procedures Manual. The teams engaged in discussions around future team training, and participated in Crisis Response Procedures exercises with their community teams. The training was well received and attended.
Dauphin, MB - On September 29th, West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services held its annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day Event. The event was attended by 80 participants from the surrounding communities. Our host Tyler Geisler along with Nellie Kopitz, Shirley, Lorrie and Lorissa Norquay provided presentations for those in attendance. As well the event was treated to the drumming and dance demonstrations of the Smokey Island & Spirit Wind Drum Groups and the Minegoziibe Hoop Dancers. Meegwetch for a successful and impactful day!
WEST REGION TREATY 2 & 4 HEALTH SERVICES
NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
Friday, September 29, 2023
9:00am - 3:30pm
Dauphini 8th Avenue Hall
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West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services - The NECHI Institute: Indigenous Addictions Services Diploma Program sessions will be held Minegoziibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek First Nation) beginning in early September.
West Region is sponsoring a limited amount of spots to attend this program, including tuition, books, travel and accommodation. Please note this is a time sensitive process, so complete your application and send directly to NECHI, along with a copy to West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services (Fax #: 204-622-9449) Attn: Diane McDonald, Executive Director. Meegwetch!"
O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation - The 2nd Annual Jordan's Principle kicked off August 21st with a well attended afternoon and evening of activities for attendees. The families of West Region First Nation communities were treated to a welcoming barbecue, bouncy castle fun, an outdoor movie and popcorn, teepee set up, and fireworks to cap off the evening. The very next day a Traditional Feast was held, and the pow wow itself was held in the afternoon. West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services acknowledges all the hard work and planning of the Jordan's Principle Staff in O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation, as well as all attending Jordan's Principle staffs, Health staff, families, the family of Jordan Anderson, and all volunteers. Meegwetch!
O-CHI-CHAK-KO-SIPI First Nation 2nd Annual Pow Wow
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May 26, 2023 - We have some exciting news to share! We have officially opened our secondary Jordan's Principle office here in Dauphin! We don't have signage outside yet, but we can be found at the corner of Main Street North and 3rd Ave NW. Just a few steps from the main West Region Health Services office!
Staff there can be reached at 204-638-0130 (Fax # 638-0131) , Monday to Friday during regular business hours.
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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
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Rolling River First Nation - On January 24th, a Family Violence March event was held for the community members. Presentations by Terry Hinton, and Vincent Gamblin were well received by the audience. Although cold and windy, the group marched from the West Region Child and Family Services office to the Southquill Hall. Thank you to all the Coordinators, Chief and Council, Southquill Health Staff, Jordan's Principle Staff, the presenters, and all of those in attendance! Meegwetch!
Follow the link to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Here you will find interesting articles about Mental Health, coping with challenges, success stories, etc. As well there are a few videos, newsletters, announcements and other items that may be of interest!
"The West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services Board of Directors, Executive Director and Staff wish everyone all the best in 2023! "
On October 21st, 2022, the West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services Nursing Department, along with the Executive Director and the Mental Wellness Team Coordinator, had the pleasure of meeting and presenting to a team of Resident Doctors from the University of Manitoba. An overview of our nursing services department, program and service constraints, barriers to adequate health care for those living on-reserve and gaps in accessing health care services were identified and discussed. The meeting was informative and well received by all in attendance. It was fulfilling knowing our Nursing Department was able to advocate for our community members and to provide a realistic, all-encompassing picture of Health Care Programming and Services in our communities to those resident Doctors before they leave to practice on their own. All in attendance agreed that there is a need for these meetings to continue on a regular basis to establish partnerships, provide education and form positive working relationships moving forward. Thank you to Prairie Mountain Health for the invitation to meet and present. We are grateful to be provided with the opportunity to advocate for our people to this wonderful group of resident Doctors.”
"National Day for Truth and Reconciliation -September 30th, 2022
In commemoration of National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, a West Region Treaty 2 & 4 Health Services Event will be held at the Dauphin CN Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to attend and encouraged to bring their lunch and a lawnchair."
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International Overdose Awareness Day - Gambler First Nation -
On August 31st Gambler First Nation was pleased to present its Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event. The event was a great success and enjoyed by everyone in attendance. Attendees were treated to numerous presentations and displays, a sharing circle, Naloxone Training onsite, a commuity barbecue, and even a song or two by Donna Campbell. Thank you Gambler First Nation for the hospitality and this very important Awareness Campaign that was shared with everyone. Meegwetch!
Rolling River First Nation Elder and Youth Gathering
August 12, 2022, a Elder and Youth Gathering was held at the Rolling River First Nation Pow-wow Arbor, to bring together community members to engage in traditional pipe ceremony, language teachings, a traditional community feast and a very special presentation by Dennis Whitebird. Rolling River First Nation Chief and Council look forward to having more gatherings in the future.
Indian Day School Class Action Settlement Deadline has been EXTENDED - Please be advised that the claim form submission deadline has been extended until JANUARY 13, 2023.
Please click and print the two forms. BOTH forms have to be filled out. One is the original claim form, and the second is a deadline extension request form. For more information and frequently asked questions please go to www.indiandayschoolsclaims.com.
'First Annual Jordan's Principle Youth Pow-Wow'
Rolling River First Nation - On August 23rd, a few hundred participants gathered together to honour our youth, at the first annual Jordan's Principle Youth Pow Wow. The Pow-Wow came together after months of coordination, and years of planning as the original vision for the event began prior to the pandemic. Jordan's Principle Staff's from the West Region joined together to make this event possible and were thrilled with the attendance and success of the pow-wow.
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Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - On September 30th a "drive thru" event was held at the Dauphin City Hall, commemorating the residential school experience, honoring the healing of survivors and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Orange shirt day is also about raising our communities awareness of the lasting effect and trauma of the residential school era and how they can be a part of reconciliation and the healing journey.For more information and to read more on Orange Shirt Day please follow the link: WELCOME (orangeshirtday.org)