Partner Location Description
Arviat Wellness Centre Arviat, NU The Arviat Young Harvesters Program was initially developed to teach traditional land and harvesting skills to children, and to help provide food for their families. It formalizes traditional knowledge transfer practices among Inuit, from older to younger generations.
Ilisaqsivik Society Clyde River, NU Ilisaqsivik has delivered variations of the Qimmivut program since December 2006. The primary objective is to promote wellness through Inuit cultural and land-based programming. The program activities include qimuksiq (dog teaming) and land-based hunting and camping trips facilitated by experienced mushers, hunters, and elders.
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Inuvik, NT The on-the-land mental wellness camps will be delivered as a new program within Project Jewel: Helping Aboriginal People Re-discover Their Value, an initiative developed by the IRC to improve access to services for addiction treatment and/or mental health and wellness.Determined by the needs of participants, programming may include: impacts of residential school, relapse prevention, building positive relationships, grief and loss, life skills, etc.
Northern ICE Tulita, NT Tulita's Teaching and Living the Dene Way of Life: On-The-Land Healing Program, is a seasonal land-based wellness program that will operate for 8 weeks, 4 times a year. Elders will guide youth, young adults, and men through the Dene way of life, holistic wellness, counselling and healing, and restorative justice and community building. Participants will take part in seasonal cultural and traditional ways to wellness to be proud of who they are and to reach their high standard through making right choices in their life.
Nunatsiavut Government - Dept. of Health & Social Development Hopedale, NL Coordinated by a community committee and the Hopedale Youth Outreach Worker, target youth will engage with respected harvesters to participate in land-based activities - such as hunting, fishing, berry-picking, and gathering wood - as well as community-based processing and sharing of the meat, skins, fish, berries, and wood harvested; equipment preparation and maintenance; and other traditional activities. Throughout the programming, means of promoting mental health, coping with distress, and reducing substance abuse will be encouraged through drawing on both traditional/cultural knowledge and strategies and mainstream therapeutic approaches.
Kwanlin Dun First Nation - Dept. of Justice Whitehorse, YT The Jackson Lake Wellness Camp is a short-term residential treatment program for trauma, mental health, and drug/alcohol problems. It involves multi-day to two-week on-the-land experiences that use cultural and clinical interventions along with land-based seasonal activities such as hunting, fishing and gathering to improve mental wellness.