Operating Principles

Mnaamodzawin Health Services provides efficient and effective service delivery within available resources through

  • Community participation in planning, implementation and evaluation of health services

  • Ongoing, open dialogue with the communities we serve

  • A wholistic approach to services which puts clients’ needs at the centre of health care delivery

  • Partnership and collaboration with community organizations

  • Integrated care with other community services to best respond to community needs

  • Ongoing staff continuing education to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients

    MII MAANSA ENWEYIING

    This is our language and who we are

    NGO DWE WAANGIZID ANISHINAABE

    All of our tribes in our nations

    Debenjiged gii'saan anishaaben akiing

    Creator place of the Anishinabe on the earth

    Giibi dgwon gaadeni mnidoo waadiziwin

    along with the gift of spirituality

    Shkode, nibi, aki, noodin, giibi dgosdoonan wii naagdowendmang maanpii shkagmigaang

    Here on mother earth, there were gifts given to the Anishinabe to look after, fire, water, earth and wind.

    Debenjiged gii miinaan gechtwaa wendaagog Anishinaaben waa naagdoonjin ninda niizhwaaswi kino maadwinan

    The creator also gave the Anishinabe seven sacred gifts to guide the.  They are:

    Zaagidwin, Debwewin, Mnaadendmowin, Nbwaakaawin, Ddaadendiziwin, Gwekwaadziwin miinwa Aakedhewin

    Love, Truth, Respect, Wisdom, Humility, Honesty and Bravery

    Debenjiged kiimiingona dedbinwe wi naagdowendiwin

    Creator gave us sovereignty to govern ourselves

    Ka mnaadendanaa gaabi zhuwebag miinwaa nango megwaa ezhwebag, miinwaa geyaabi waa ni zhiwebag

    We respect and honour the past, present and future.

    - UCCM Elders Circle 2009