Health and Wellbeing
Treaty 2 Territory – Health and Wellbeing means balance of the mind, body and spirit.
The Anishinaabek enjoyed their ancestral way of life prior to settler contact. Our ancestral diet and active way of life brought balance of mind, body and spirit. Natural Laws were in place for protection and preservation of good health. Achieving the good life, minoo-bi-maadiziiwin, was based on environmentally balanced way of living through seasonal access to lands, resources and water.
Local Nations and family systems are damaged and fractured today due to acts of colonization and assimilation by Canada. Canada has apologized for the harm and trauma of residential schools and is committed to making amends for past wrongs to the Indian Day Schools survivors. Reparations continue to seek reconciliation with the survivors of the Sixties Scoop.
The Local Nation Members and Local Nations are still recovering and coping with displacement, poverty, lack of food security, crowded living conditions, addiction, violence, MMIWGT, lack of potable water, discrimination and lack of access to health and wellbeing services. FNT2T is assisting the Local Nations with restoration of health and wellbeing.
Objectives of Health and Wellbeing:
- Ancestral law development
- Practicing and protecting the use of traditional medicine
- Practicing and protecting traditional healing practices
- FNT2T and Local Nation engagement
- Equitable standards of living to other Canadians
- Establishing agreements
- Cultural and language restoration
- Bridging the gap between belief systems
- Respecting diversity
- Unifying Local Nations and FNT2T through sports and recreation
Governing Council Portfolio – Chief Garent Woodhouse, Pinaymootang Anishinaabe Nation
Kim McPherson, Policy Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1009
Ray Mousseau, Governance Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1002 Direct Line: 431.977.0617
Marlene Davis, Communications Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1007 Direct Line: (431) 977.0676
Scott Lynxleg, Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1009
Darlene Woodhouse, Helper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1010
Allen Sutherland, Lodge Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1006
Renee McGurry, Development Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1006
Update: 7 June 2021