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Child and Family Services
Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services Inc.

91 23rd St W
Battleford, SK
S0M 0E0
P.O. Box 1270



A Description of On-going Activities

Annual Round Dance

The annual round dance is held by Kanaweyimik to initiate new staff and committee members to the organization. The appropriate ceremony is conducted during the round dance. This strengthens Kanaweyimik's ability to provide services to our families and children. Kanaweyimik's belief in traditional practices and ceremonies has been the backbone of the organization and we have followed these practices since opening our doors. The round dance is accompanied by a pipe ceremony and feast. The 2009 round dance was hosted by Sweetgrass. The 2010 round dance will be hosted by Saulteaux.


Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services Inc. currently provide statutory and support services to the following four member communities:

    • Moosomin First Nation Pop. 1512


    • Saulteaux First Nation Pop. 1158


    • Sweetgrass First Nation Pop. 1673


    • Mosquito First Nation Pop. 1243




According to Elder Norman Sunchild, the Cree name "Kanaweyimik" has its origin in two meanings or messages that pertain to the care of children:

To the parents - "take care of your children";

To the children - "ask their parents to take care of them".