WHO WE ARE

We are currently mandated thru the province of Ontario and our collective Chiefs to provide child welfare services to five communities and prevention services to fourteen First Nations in Treaty #3 northern territory. Our brother agency to the south, Weechiittewin Family Services provides the same service provision to fourteen First Nations in the southern territory.

Additionally we carry Service Agreements with Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services for 6 First Nations in Treaty #3 north, as an alternative to mainstream service provision, until jurisdiction is officially transferred from the Province for all First Nations to be delivered services in a culturally safe manner.

Our History

THE RIGHTS OF THE ANISHINAABE CHILD

Under the Great Law of the Anishinabeg, an Anishinaabe child has Aboriginal (ascribed) rights.

These are their Rights:

  • To their Name — Anishinaabe ishinikasoowin
  • To their Clan — dodem
  • To be with the Family — gutsiimug
  • To cultural and ceremonial practices — Anishinaabe miiniggisiwin
  • To their identity — anishinabewin
  • To their language — anishinabemoowin
  • To a purposeful and zestful life — mino bimatiziwin
  • To their ancestral land — anishinaabe akiing
  • To the lifestyle of the anishinaabe — anishinabechigewin
  • To a good education — kinamaatiwin
  • To protection within the family — shanawentasoowin
  • To protection outside the family — ganawentasoowin

by Lawrence W. Jourdain

ANISHINAABE DANCES

As Anishinaabe people, we have received many gifts for which we can be thankful and proud. In this video, we will look at some of the dances and their stories.

OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

The overall strategic direction of the Agency falls in line with the Mission Statement; to protect children and to heal and strengthen families, in a way that honors the Customs, Values and Traditions of our People.

SEE OUR PLAN

WORK WITH US

Family Preservation Intake Worker

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: External Posting POSITION SUMMARY: The Family Preservation Intake Worker is a full-time contract program position. The Intake Worker is responsible for the initial response to Prevention Family Preservation and Niigoni referrals and reports

NII GONI Counselor / (2)Kenora (2)Dryden Area-Contract

CONTRACT to Mar 31/20 ( X 2  positions Kenora) ( X 2  positions Dryden) POSITION SUMMARY: The Nii goni Counsellor  (BCC-NGP) involves aspects of case management counselling by acknowledging and integrating cultural competency and congruent

NII GONI CASE AIDE / Kenora Area-Contract

CONTRACT to Mar 31/20 (x 1 Position) POSITION SUMMARY The Case Aide is a support position under contract for the Nii Goni program. The Case Aide provides assistance and support to the front line workers

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Contract to March 31, 2020 with possible Extension Location - Kenora POSITION SUMMARY The Administrative Assistant is a full-time position with primary responsibility to assist NiiGoni Team. QUALIFICATIONS: Community College Diploma, or minimum Grade 12