Are healing lodges federal?
Healing lodges were first implemented by the Federal Government in 1995 in an attempt to address the disproportionate incarceration rates of Indigenous men and women through decreasing recidivism rates.
How many Aboriginal Healing Centres are there in Canada?
There are currently ten healing lodges across Canada funded and/or operated by CSC.
What is Willow Cree Healing Lodge?
Willow Cree Healing Lodge was constructed from the vision of the local Indigenous Elders and leaders. The Elders chose the site with healing in mind surrounded by pristine natural areas, sacred to the Willow Cree. The design of the healing lodge reflects the culture of the surrounding indigenous communities.
What level of security are healing lodges considered?
Women’s healing lodges are minimum/medium-security facilities, and men’s healing lodges are minimum-security facilities.
Are healing lodges successful?
The 2002 study found that, of 426 residents who had been released from healing lodges between 1995 and 2001, 19 per cent of them (83) had been readmitted to corrections within four years. That compared to 13 per cent for offenders in minimum security facilities — “significantly higher,” the study said.
Where is Willow Cree Healing Lodge?
The Willow Cree Healing Lodge is located on the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation’s Reserve which is approximately 6.2 kilometres west of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, on highway 212. Duck Lake is located on Highway 11, 90 kilometres north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Who can attend healing lodges?
It is possible that one of the reasons healing lodges do not operate at full capacity is the policy of only accepting minimum or low risk medium-security inmates despite the original intention for healing lodges to accept prisoners of all security levels and for prisoners to have access to these facilities from the …
Why were healing lodges created?
Healing lodges were created to help address the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the prison system and a lack of Indigenous programming. Healing lodges are institutions where Indigenous people can be rehabilitated outside of the prison setting, often guided by Indigenous spirituality and elders.
What are Indigenous healing centers?
Healing centres are spaces that support healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They are community owned and operated, with activities developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in response to their own healing needs.
What does the Aboriginal Healing Foundation do?
The mission of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation was to foster sustainable healing strategies in Indigenous communities in Canada that begin to address the impacts of the residential school system.
Does the Aboriginal Healing Foundation still exist?
The Aboriginal Healing Foundation closed on September 30, 2014. This website is maintained as a courtesy of Spear Communications Group. To open many of the files available for download on this website, you will need to have a free software program called “Adobe Acrobat Reader” installed on your computer.
What are the three pillars of healing according to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation?
Healing is posited as a three-pronged process, and referred to in the framework as the three pillars of healing: reclaiming history, cultural interventions, and therapeutic healing.