SAGKEENG CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
is one of 10 agencies in the Southern First Nations Network of Care providing provincially mandated services. We believe that children are our gifts and as a community, it is our responsibility to guarantee their physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. We provide a variety of services built on the principles of honesty, respect, kindness, trust, humility and courage. We welcome your comments anytime.
BEAR SPIRIT | Soongatiziwin: Courage
It takes courage to face problems with integrity and a fearless heart. The Bear spirit teaches us that we must be brave to do the right thing.
BEAVER SPIRIT | Amik: Wisdom
The Beaver spirit teaches us that wisdom is when we embrace learning and understanding, and apply sacred knowledge into everything we do each day.
EAGLE SPIRIT | Zhawenjigewin: Love
The Eagle spirit tells us that love comes with peace and is unconditional. When people are at their lowest is when they need love the most.
BUFFALO SPIRIT | Kichi"inendamowin: Respect
The Buffalo spirit teaches us that all Creation should be treated with respect. When we learn to show respect we also then receive respect.
SASQUATCH SPIRIT | Tepwewin: Honesty
The Sasquatch spirit teaches us that honesty requires courage and when we are honest with ourselves it is easier to be honest with others.
TURTLE SPIRIT | Kawakaatiziwin: Truth
The Turtle spirit teaches us that to speak the truth is to not deceive ourselves or others.
WOLF SPIRIT | Tabasenimowin: Humility
The Wolf spirit teaches us that to be humble we need to be compassionate; understand that we are all equal; acknowledge we are just one part of Creation.
FAMILY ENHANCEMENT AND PREVENTION
- We support families and prevent children from having to leave the family home and be placed in care.
- Watch some of our traditional teachings and cultural workshops for families.