First Nations

In addition to having access to all the services of Vitalité Health Network, First Nations members also have access to services in the community.

Acadie-Bathurst

Pabineau First Nation – Mi’kmaq

Services are provided in English and Mi’kmaq.

Health centre: 506-547-4204

  • Traditional healers (alias Traditional healer services)
  • Program to prevent abuse of alcohol and other drugs:
    • Referral to detox services;
    • Referral to addiction services;
    • Assessment of consumption;
    • Addiction counselling.
  • Psychology services
  • Child and family support services

www.facebook.com/PFN.Community.Health.Center

www.pabineaufirstnation.ca

Beauséjour

Bouctouche First Nation – Mi’kmaq

Services are provided in English and Mi’kmaq.

  • Reception: 506-743-2573
  • Traditional healers (alias Traditional healer services)
  • Community health: 506-743-2520
  • Child and family services: 506-743-2524

www.buctouchemicmacband.ca

Fort Folly First Nation – Mi’kmaq

Services are provided in English and Mi’kmaq.

  • Reception: 506-379-3400
  • Traditional healers (alias Traditional healer services)

Indian Island First Nation – Mi’kmaq

Services are provided in English and Mi’kmaq.

  • Reception: 506-523-9795
  • Traditional healers (alias Traditional healer services)
     

http://indianisland.ca/

Elsipogtog First Nation – Mi’kmaq

Services are provided in English and Mi’kmaq.

Reception: 506-523-8222

Mental health and psychology services

  • Traditional healers (alias Traditional healer services)
  • Crisis line      506-523-599 – Il manque un chiffre!
  • Program to prevent abuse of alcohol and other drugs:
    • Referral to detox services;
    • Referral to addiction services;
    • Assessment of consumption;
    • Addiction counselling.
  • Opioid replacement therapy: 506-523-8227
  • Syringe exchange program: 506-523-8222
  • Child and family services: 506-523-8224
  • ACCESS Open Minds: 506-523-8345

The ACCESS Open Minds team exists to help you with all your mental health needs.

ACCESS Open Minds is not an ordinary mental health service. We are very flexible so that you’re as comfortable talking to us as talking to friends. Our goal above all is to help you. You guide the process based on your needs and we adjust to you. 

ACCESS Open Minds can:

  • Help you get an initial mental health assessment within 72 hours of requesting one;
  • Meet with you during the day or evening at the place of your choosing;
  • Guide you to mental health services;
  • Help draw up a treatment plan for you and with you;
  • Provide continuous services and regular follow-up.

http://accessopenminds.ca/about/what-is-access/

Lone Eagle Treatment Centre: 506-523-8244

The Lone Eagle Treatment Centre is a residential program. It can accept up to six people at a time. The program lasts five weeks. Participants must be age 18 or over.

  • Assessment
  • Teaching about alcohol and other drugs
  • Case management
  • Orientation
  • Intervention
  • Referral
  • Professional consultations
  • Personal development and teaching of life skills
  • Planning recovery
  • Cultural activities
  • Recreational therapy
  • Individual and group counselling
  • Individual follow-up after treatment

www.ehwc.ca

 

Northwest

Madawaska Maliseet First Nation - Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik)

Madawaska Maliseet First Nation Health Centre: 506-735-0676

  • MMFN Fitness Centre – Regular physical activity, even at a moderate level, reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and obesity.  Overall, 65 percent of Canadians are considered obese. Although the risks associated with lack of physical activity are clear, we don’t appear interested in changing our sedentary ways.

    The Madawaska Maliseet First Nation built this gym for people who want to get in shape. No membership is required and it is available to all community members, both young and less young.

  • Traditional healers (alias Traditional healer services)
  • Child and family support services: 506-735-0671
  • Addiction treatment for First Nations and Inuit: 506-735-0676
    • Referral to detox services
    • Referral to addiction services
    • Assessment of consumption
    • Addiction counselling

http://www.madawaskamaliseetfirstnation.com/page61.html

Restigouche

Ugpi’ganjig First Nation (Eel River Bar) – Mi’kmaq

Services are provided in English and Mi’kmaq.

Ugpi’ganjig Health Centre: 506-684-5002

  • Traditional healers (alias Traditional healer services)
  • Psychology services
  • Program to prevent abuse of alcohol and other drugs

www.ugpi-ganjig.ca

Traditional healer services

The traditional approach to wellness is essential to the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health of indigenous communities.

Through traditional healer services, health services strive to increase wellness support by offering traditional healing practices, including:

  • Fire keepers;
  • Historians, storytellers;
  • Pipe ceremony;
  • Naming ceremony;
  • Opening prayers;
  • Shaking tent ceremony;
  • Coming-of-age ceremony;
  • Seven sacred teachings;
  • Purification ceremony;
  • Talking circle;
  • Sun dance;
  • Drum ceremony;
  • Sweat lodge;
  • Fasting;
  • Medicinal teaching;
  • Learning to dance;
  • Language;
  • Drum making;
  • Basket weaving;
  • Tobacco tie-making;
  • Beadwork;
  • Counselling.

Who can receive these services?

All status Indian band members (from any band) living on or off reserve within a community’s catchment area can receive these services.

Who provides the services?

The services are provided by a traditional healer, a specialist in indigenous cultures (cultural practitioner) or an elder who:

  • Is recognized and accepted by the community;
  • Is able to provide mental health advice and culturally appropriate healing services;
  • Has undergone a criminal record check and a background check to work with vulnerable individuals.

To request services:

  • Ask your addiction counsellor to refer you;
  • Call your health director to request services:
    • Eel River Bar: 684-6277
    • Elsipogtog: 523-8227
    • Fort Folly: 379-3400
    • Indian Island: 523-9795
    • Bouctouche: 743-2537
    • Madawaska: 735-0676
    • Pabineau: 547-4204

Mawlugutineg MWT financially supports the traditional healer fund to offer traditional services to indigenous people seeking ceremonial and cultural practices to support their healing.