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ISN Maskwa Partners with Moose Cree First Nation to Help Address Drug Problem

Press Release

ISN Maskwa has been hired by Moose Cree First Nation in conjunction with the Drug Task Force Coordinator Jeremy Hookimaw to assist and aide with the State of Emergency as it relates to the drug problem in Moose Factory.

Areas:

  • 24/7 operations
  • Assist police where needed – MHA – Form Patients to free up services
  • Assist EMS for added security
  • Checkpoint and patrols
  • Assist with special events (e.g. hockey tournaments)
  • And where they are needed and directed by the coordinator

More about ISN Maskwa

Maskwa’s Mission:

ISN Maskwa’s mission is to work collaboratively with First Nation communities to provide an Indigenous-led approach to services and deliver innovative solutions to the unique challenges they face. We are committed to providing culturally focused and respectful services through customized training, unique concept development, and strategic community support that honours the customs, traditions, and beliefs of the First Peoples of Turtle Island. We honor their gifts and inherent right as caretakers of the land.

About Maskwa:

Owned by Missanabie Cree First Nation, ISN Maskwa is a leader in training and deploying in Indigenous communities for a variety of specialties. Established in November of 2020, ISN Maskwa has been working extensively to build the initiative across the province of “Indigenous-led Community Support” in regards to evacuation and emergency response. Our team strives to establish and build upon many meaningful relationships with First Nations, Metis and Inuit leaders and communities across the province of Ontario.

Deployments:

ISN Maskwa has successfully deployed teams of trained Community Support Personnel (CSP) into First Nations to assist communities during times of crisis. The deployed teams provided supporting roles in the communities through programming (recreational, meals-on-wheels during covid quarantines, etc.), community events (BBQs, Fishing derbies, etc.), community safety and housing (fire alarm and extinguisher distribution, peacekeeper mentoring, etc.), and many other positive measures.

These teams have been able to make a positive and impactful change in the communities in a short period of time, encouraging growth and development in these First Nations. They have gained the trust and respect from community leaders and members through their compassionate commitment to the work they have set out to complete. They remain engaged and involved in the mission of community safety and well-being and continue to strive for success and achievements in each community they step into.

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