Nishnawbe Aski Nation

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September 21, 2017


THUNDER BAY, ON (September 21, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Anna Betty Achneepineskum applauded the efforts of Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Special Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre to raise awareness and promote a healthy community free from solvent abuse as she participated in the 19th Annual SAAFE (Solvent Abuse Awareness for Everyone) Walk in Thunder Bay today:

“Meegwetch and congratulations to the leadership and commitment of Ka-Na-Chi-Hih for their efforts to promote a healthy community free of solvent abuse through these annual SAAFE Walks. It is also important that we acknowledge the clients who utilize this wonderful facility and the important work being done here. They have made a personal healing commitment for themselves and their families and we pray for positive outcomes on their healing journeys. Solvent abuse is a universal issue, and we strongly encourage the entire Thunder Bay community to continue to support these types of events. On behalf of NAN, I acknowledge the hard work, dedication and passion of the team of workers that provide treatment programs to our youth served at this facility.”

Founded by NAN in 1996, Ka-Na-Chi-Hih is a specialized solvent treatment abuse centre serving First Nation youth ages 16-25 from across Canada, providing holistic care through traditional as well as contemporary treatment methods.

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For more information please contact: Michael Heintzman, Director of Communications – (807) 625-4965 or cell (807) 621-2790 or by email

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