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.


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


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.


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.


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