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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

Cultural Camps

Kanaweyimik has annual cultural camps. Moosomin hosted the 2009 camp. Sweetgrass will be hosting the 2010 camp.

Originally it was intended to hold four camps but the Elders Council advised that community Elders and families have strongly indicated they want these camps to be held on an annual basis.

The Elders Council is requesting the five communities to join together to enhance the outcome of the cultural camps.


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".