Caring for Our People and Our Community

Health Authority

Opaskwayak Health Authority is dedicated to raising awareness and educating others about prescription drug abuse.

Leadership, support, education and awareness

Educated, safe, and empowered First Nation communities - free from the misuse of prescription drugs!

The Opaskwayak Health Authority (OHA) of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN), in partnership with other Tribal Councils and many agencies in northern Manitoba, has recognized the dire need to take a proactive approach to address PDA.

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Taking care of our communities

Respecting traditional/cultural values and beliefs

The role of this website is to act as a clearinghouse of information for First Nation communities and others seeking to expand their knowledge of PDA. We wish to promote continued dialogue, strategies, and action to curtail the effects and impacts of PDA.

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Opaskwayak Health Authority Model


To help guide our development process, a model was created that signified how a northern response to PDA could possibly unfold. At the outer circle, the four directions which recognize our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical natures encompasses all that we do.

At the centre of our model is the person or the individual affected by PDA. From there, we look outward to family, community, tribal ties and organizations that support us, and finally the OCN's Wellness Team. All of these supports are geared to doing four main things:

  • Meeting the needs of the people
  • Providing information and resources
  • Increasing knowledge through education and awareness
  • Building skills and community

Working With Our Partners

Wide Range of
Health Services

We will pursue the development of community wellness, healing and health services and programs incorporating mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being while maintaining and respecting traditional/cultural values and beliefs.

Health Education Programs

Health Education

Mental Health Services

Mental Health

Chronic Disease, School & Environmental Health

Chronic Disease, School & Environmental Health

Treatment Rooms


We invite you to explore this site to obtain information and resources

Drop us a line or provide your insights.!

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