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Sacred Fire


Monday September 12, 2016



The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) is holding a Sacred Fire to commemorate the closure of the Old Zone Hospital.  The Sacred Fire is to honour those who were patients at the hospital and to the employees who worked there over the years.  

Tobacco and cedar are available as offerings; however, people are also invited to bring their own to offer.

The Sacred Fire is to coincide with SLFNHA’s All Chiefs Meeting which is being held September 13-15 in Lac Seul First Nation.  

When:  September 12, 2016 (morning) – September 15, 2016 (evening)

Where:  Back parking lot of old Zone Hospital, 7th Ave

For more information, please contact:

Tom Chisel, Traditional Healer, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority cell: (807) – 738-1276, Tom.Chisel(at)  (texting is preferred)

Delaine Fiddler, Communications Officer, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority   
(807) 737-6520 or (807) 355-2316 Delaine.Fiddler(at)

Nancy Greaves, Executive Assistant, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

(807) 737-6168 or (807) 738-4902  executiveassistantCAO(at)

Click here to view this News release 

SLFNHA Chiefs AGM Agenda

The SLFNHA Chiefs AGM Agenda is now available for viewing.

Please Click Here To view the Agenda.

Sacred Fire in Honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, a sacred fire is being held to remember those in our Indigenous communities who have died by suicide, and to bring the intention of healing and wellness back to our region.  We hope to bring a united approach to talking about suicide and developing life promotion strategies across northwestern Ontario.

This event will be held at Centennial Park starting at sunrise on September 10, 2016, and is scheduled for a 24 hour period.  Elder Allan Walski from the Nishnawbe-Gamik Centre will lead the sunrise ceremony on both Sept 10 and 11, 2016.  Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

The fire is being hosted by the Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre, with assistance from staff of the Community Wellness Development Team and Hepatitis C Support and Treatment Services.  If you would like to volunteer as a helper for this event, please contact Brenda at 737-0821.

To see the poster for this event Click Here

For more information about World Suicide Prevention Day, please visit the website at  

SLFNHA Summer 2016 Newsletter

The SLFNHA Summer 2016 Newsletter is out!

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Please feel free to share with your contacts. Enjoy!

The newsletter is in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view this file; it is a free download from or