SUMMARY: This first edition from Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge on Nikaneet First Nation land emphasizes the significance of relationships, especially with Elders, and connection to culture in the holistic healing process. The Lodge’s objectives, its education centre’s vision statement, programs, and cultural events are outlined. Articles compare conditions at Okimaw Ohci with those at the Prison for Women and urge for increased community support for women after release.

KEYWORDS: Elder Jean Oakes, Métis Addiction Council of Saskatchewan Inc. (MACSI), Don Burnstick, Aboriginal Heritage Day, P4W, Native Sisterhood, Drumheller Native Brotherhood, “Stolen Life” – A Cree Woman’s Journey, Yvonne Johnson, Rudy Wiebe, Big Bear

Coded by Kayla Fulton