Siksika Medicine Lodge is given the authority through the National Youth Solvent Abuse Program (NYSAP) of the First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Health Canada to establish the solvent addiction services for First Nations & Inuit Youth in Canada on the Siksika Nation.
Siksika Medicine Lodge is a service for First Nation, Metis, & Inuit youth in Canada 12 to 17 years of age with solvent abuse and/or substance abuse problems.
The Lodge is a ten-bed residential treatment facility that operates on 4-month cycles; rotating genders three times a year in January, May, and September.
Our treatment program is based on First Nation Culture and Spirituality. It combines both traditional and contemporary approaches to holistic treatment. Youth receive 24-hour supervision by qualified staff.
We are one of ten national treatment centres across Canada. This national network is known as the Youth Solvent Addiction Committee (YSAC). This national program was established in 1996 with treatment centres becoming operational in 1996 and 1997. – less