Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre
Organization profile published 1983

Year Published:  1983
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2866

The activities of the CENTRE are many and varied. Pre-school children through teenagers have programs organized, and a drop-in centre is open to all during thevday and into the evening. Classes in the Cree language, leather craft and bead work are actively attended. There have also been classes offered in Native culture, dancing, Eskimo strippling, drama, physical fitness and karate. The CENTRE also does outreach in For McMurray at local schools and youth organizatins like the Boy Scouts. Many community socal events are held at the CENTRE such as the Old Timer's Support, the Winter Carnival and the Tapper's Ball.

There has been a great deal of interaction with local agencies such as Community Corrections, Native Outreach, Native Employment, Native Councelling, Socal Services, Alberta Housing, Careert Counselling and the Department of Indian Affairs. All these activities are being co-ordinated by a staff of six. The participation of non-Native people in the CENTRE's activities is desired and needed; in fact the constitution allows for up to 50 percent participation on non-Native people in membership and administrtion of the CENTRE.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1983.

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