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Biidaaban: The Mnjikaning Community Healing Model

Couture, Joseph E
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Native Counselling Serivces of Alberta.

While commonalties exist among many of the Aboriginal justice healing models and it is
understood that Aboriginal cultures, value systems and processes differ significantly from the
dominant society, dynamics of an acculturated, semi-urban community with an operationally
successful casino presents a unique and complex backdrop against which Biidaaban operates.
The purpose of this research, therefore, is to provide a holistic picture of Biidaaban, the
Mnjikaning Community Healing Strategy, in Mnjikaning First Nation that includes a description of
the community, its healing process and its value to the community. (excerpt)


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