Wasa-Nabin Program

Wasa-Nabin is a program for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth between the ages of 13 & 18 to learn about and participate in Aboriginal culture. Wasa-Nabin provides Aboriginal youth with an opportunity to renew their relationship with cultural teachings and traditional ways of living.We encourage our youth to lead by example and build a positive atmosphere for other youth to follow.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Hand drum making
  • Sweat lodge
  • Ceremonies
  • Medicine wheel & seven grandfather teachings
  • Wilderness outings

Empowering Our Youth

  • By ensuring their involvement with design and delivery of the Friendship Centre programming
  • Provide Aboriginal youth with an enthusiasm and awareness of the culture and traditions with their participation
  • Enhance your life skill with local and regional support services and peer counseling learning
  • Improve physical health and encourage youth to participate in recreational, social, and healing programming
  • Develop positive and healthy relationships between youth and the Aboriginal & Non-Aboriginal community, their families and the natural environment

Wasa-Nabin Provides

  • Individual & Peer Support
  • Life Skills Guidance
  • Street Wolf Leadership Skills
  • I Am a Kind Man Program
  • A Personalized Plan of Action (for each youth)
  • Confidence Building
  • Addiction Prevention
  • Referrals and one-on-one sessions

The program addresses the following six components

  • Provision of Social Support
  • Outreach to Youth-in-Care
  • Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Development
  • Support of Educational Services
  • Justice Intervention
  • Support Anti-Violence Technique

Christine Lajoie – Wasa Nabin Worker

Contact Information:

Email: wasanabin@nbifc.org

Phone: 705-472-2811 ext 220