Dec 15, 2021 7:00 AM
Emily MacDonald
Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Alderville's Women's Shelter
The shelter offers temporary emergency shelter for Indigenous and
Non-Indigenous women and their children experiencing family violence and
upheaval. They advocate on behalf of the sheltered, offer referrals,
accompany them at court appointments, offer a Confidential Crisis
Intervention program, transportation to appointments, and offer children's
and women's in-house on-site support programs. They also assist women with
legal, financial, housing and medical resources. A blend of Aborioginal
traditional healing techniques are used in addition to conventional
approaches. The shelter just recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. I
attended the traditional celebrations and was so impressed by the love and
obvious care everyone carried for the shelter. The Alderville Shelter is
one of seven under the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. umbrella, which
includes the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, Mississaugas of
Scugog First Nation, Rama First Nation, Moose Deer Point First Nation,
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and Beausoleil First Nation.