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Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin is who we are
The Creator has entrusted all of us with the sacred responsibility of protecting our children, developing and sustaining strong families and building healthy communities.
We look to our Elders for wisdom and guidance. They have always overseen the caring for children and they continue to support Tikinagan's Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin's model through their direction, traditional teachings and their strength.
Donny Morris, KI Chief
Tikinagan is led by First Nations people who form our Board of Directors, Elders Council, Senior Management and staff. Most importantly, we are directed in all matters concerning the placement and care of children by the Chief and Council in each community. This is at the heart of Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin - an agreement between Tikinagan and each community to work as a unified team in deciding how to help children and families.
We want to keep our children at home. Even when they cannot be with their parents, we do not want to see them sent away from their own communities. That is why Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin places children in foster homes in their community or in a community nearby. By means of a Customary Care Agreement, our children are placed where they can be safe close to home while their parents are regaining their stability. There is no court involvement in the Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin model. The community forms a circle of care around the child and family (See Wee-chee-way-win Circle of Care).