Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Site: Pashkokogan Healing Lodge

Service: Addictions Treatment Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (not part of a Tribal Council) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Healing Lodge is located in a remote location with no phone access; intake is completed through the Resource Centre 
  • Lodge consists of main building with conference room, kitchen area and dining room; also offers 4 log cabins that can accommodate 5 families or a total of 30 people
Description (Service) Offers a family treatment program designed to support families in overcoming addictions and trauma in their lives 
  • Operates as a 14-day residential family program at the Pashkokogan Lodge which is located on traditional territory and only accessible by boat in the summer 
  • Begins with family assessment to determine issues and to identify which areas need to be addressed 
  • Promotes regaining a strong spiritual connection to the land and encourages sharing as part of the healing process 
  • Includes various group activities such as cleaning, cooking, and traditional activities like setting fish nets and moose hunts
Services and activities can include: 
  • Alcohol and drug education  
  • Individual and group counselling 
  • Sharing circles  
  • Teaching of life skills and personal development  
  • Individual and family treatment planning  
  • Recreation and work therapy  
  • Traditional, spiritual and cultural healing 
  • Follow-up and aftercare plan including referrals to community services for ongoing support and care
Hours Resource Centre: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon,1 pm-5 pm 
Healing Lodge: Jun-Aug: hours vary with treatment program
Areas Served Mishkeegogamang First Nation
  • Members of Mishkeegogamang First Nation 
  • Families struggling with addictions issues and/or past or present trauma
  • Open to referrals from individuals or health care/social service providers 
  • Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Pashkokogan Healing Centre Intake: 807-928-2082
Fax 807-928-2804
Website www.mishkeegogamang.ca
Primary Contact Connie Gray-McKay, Centre Coordinator; Email: conniegraymckay@knet.ca
Alternate Contact Donna Roundhead, Case Manager
Site Location Community is along Hwy 599, approx 20 km S of Pickle Lake on shores of Lake St Joseph
Located In Community Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Address Mishkeegogamang First Nation, ON P0V 2H0
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Mailing Address c/o Pashkokogan Healing Lodge 
General Delivery 
Mishkeegogamang, ON P0V 2H0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)