Aboriginal Cultural Program
The Aboriginal Cultural program for BNH is committed to the positive promotion of Aboriginal traditional and contemporary teachings and culture, based on Haudenosaunee and Anishiinabe world views; fostering and encouraging the healing of the spirit; and Aboriginal specific options to recovering from crisis. We offer culturally specific support and services for Aboriginal women, children and youth living in the Brant County area.
- Develop or coordinate cultural activities in Brantford
- Initial assessment, intake and information, and referral services, utilizing the Haudenausaunee Reconnection through the Tree Rings healing model
- Assistance for women, children and youth interested in reconnecting to their own culture, traditions and ceremonies
- Individual plan of care development based on traditional aspects of health and healing
- Aboriginal specific health and healing resource information
- Assist with emergency crisis intervention, as requested
- Attend external agency interventions, as requested. (i.e. Hospital, Children’s Aid Society, Police, Probation, etc.)
- Culturally specific workshops and information for community agencies.
Individuals may refer themselves. A community worker and/or agency may also make a referral on your behalf. However, all referrals are voluntary and individuals must consent to the referral.