The Native Clan Organization offers in-house, and partner agency referrals for programs and lessons that help navigate life's paths. Native Clan proudly has partnered with the John Howard Society of Manitoba to come together to deliver programs from both organizations to relatives staying at the community reintegration facilities (CRFs) that each organization provides.
Manitou House has developed an approach to in-house programming that teaches basic life skills, emotional coping and regulation, and positive interactions while navigating life's hurdles. Each of these programs is small-group focused, and all take place over a short duration to ensure programs and lessons are user friendly, and easier to learn from.
A comprehensive look at the different types of abuse that can occur within a family setting between partners, siblings, or parents and children, as well as extended family members. Without intervention, it can become intergenerational and deeply rooted to a point where it may seem like normal behavior for those involved. Those who participate in the abuse, as well as children who witness the abuse are at high risk to copy and repeat the learned behavior.
This program uses the four directions of the medicine wheel to introduce topics. The program will address the psychological, emotional, and physical trauma that occurs to those living in this type of dysfunctional situation, especially when addictions are a major part of the lifestyle. The approach is non-judgmental and supportive.
In sharing circle style, discussions are encouraged surrounding various topics such as “the types of abuse”, “relationships & jealousy”, “managing anger”, “substance abuse anger and violence”, and “changing beliefs” to name a few. Other topics help free and heal the spirit by providing a safe supportive environment to acknowledge and talk about past trauma that may have contributed to current patterns of behavior.
Cultural activities will include sweat ceremonies, letting go ceremonies, and elder teachings to re-establish cultural identity to help in the healing process. The program will also provide support in building self-esteem, recognizing the benefits of forgiving oneself and others in order to create optimism and positive lifestyle changes.
Parenting can be rewarding and fun. It can also be confusing. We are committed to strengthening families through offering parenting coaching using information based on current research and delivered in your home.
This program provides after hours crisis and addiction counselling to residents who are on their recovery journey towards a substance/drug free lifestyle.
Individual counselling sessions and intervention plans are developed and supported throughout a resident’s stay.
Designed to address the negative behaviors that men choose while trying to cope with their negative feelings, this program helps men to identify the underlying causes of their addictive patterns and how to discover pro-social ways of coping and healthier ways of coping.
Our Addiction program provides Residents with an opportunity to collectively share their past experiences, struggles and healing journeys within a supportive, safe and culturally relevant learning environment.
To amalgamate or help to amalgamate (a person or group) with an existing community.
To the Native Clan Organization (NCO) and the staff of Manitou House, Reintegration/Release Planning (within our mandate) consists of assisting clients in trying to accommodate them with everyday needs such as referrals and guidance towards employment/training and education opportunities, family concerns, community support, advocacy and resources.
NCO/Manitou House has many resources to connect an individual to with specific needs related to culture and ethnicity and residents will be referred to our on-site Elder or other outside resources.
The process of reintegration should begin while a person is still incarcerated and this gives the individual the hope, the tools and the much needed supports towards planning for a healthy crime free lifestyle change.
Reintegration/Release planning is, and can be, a very lengthy process and supports in returning and being accepted back into the community is of high importance.
To help us achieve this, Native Clan Organization would like to welcome Linda Campbell to the staff.
Linda is pleased to join such a dynamic group of people at NCO as a Reintegration Officer. Advocating and facilitating programming for those involved in the justice system, Linda provides tremendous support to those involved. She provides teachings and guidance, modelling healthy and respectful interpersonal skills to those incarcerated or in the community.
Linda is a long standing community volunteer and is passionate in her role as the National Aboriginal Director for CHF Canada, constantly recognizing the need for more community co-operative housing. She has been involved with the North End Women’s Center, Lord Selkirk Women’s Centre and Youth Alliance as a past Chairperson(s).
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Located at 94 McGregor Street- Manitou House
Native Clan provides aftercare to relatives who leave the House's doors for the next steps in their journey through spiritual care and support. Currently due to the Covid -19 pandemic, there are no services or supports offered at this time on site. Please check this website or call (204) 943-7357 to ask when these services will resume.
We look forward to serving our physical community post-pandemic, but as Manitou House serves as a home for our relatives our first priority is to keep them safe.
Miigwetch and thank you for the understanding.
Our first teacher is our own heart