Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Half way house for First Nation People


Kewey Din ~ Halfway House


Project: 

A Wabinake Confederation effort for First Nation people.

Half way house for Native People to help them to re-enter their communities. Not funded by tribal funds but self standing and funded. The home is called Kikewey wig or Healing House in Maliseet. The program will promote tradiitonal culture and healing methods. This is located in New Brunswick near Fredericton

Various tribal elders, craftsmen and leaders will join with professional councellers to administer a program focused on preparation for re-entry into the community.

The program is rural and offsite from the Native communities so that participants can focus on the process prior to going back to the communities they are from.

Main lodge - Four bed facility
Grounds for teaching lodges

Kewey Din area

Kewey Din area
Kewey Din area



Building the long house lodge
Building the long house lodge


Building the long house lodge
Building the long house lodge


Building the long house lodge
Building the long house lodge



Building the long house lodge
Building the long house lodge

Grand Chief looking over the work
Building the long house lodge


Building the long house lodge
Building the long house lodge


Building the long house lodge
Building the long house lodge


Building the long house lodge
Building the long house lodge


A short break
A short break


Building the long house lodge
A short break


Building the long house lodge
Long House Lodge ready for use


Putting up the Teepee
Long House Lodge ready for use


Long House Lodge ready for use
Long House Lodge ready for use


Long house and Teepee lodges compete
Long house and Teepee lodges compete


Kewey din area

Construction of the lodges done by volunteers from the communities with the help of Provincial councilors.

“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin