Institutional profiles: Prairie region: Pê Sâkâstêw Centre
Pê Sâkâstêw Centre is located in the town of Mâskwâcîs, Alberta, which is about 90 kilometres south of Edmonton. However, Correctional Service Canada leases a section of the land from the Samson Cree First Nation, one of the four bands which make up the community of Mâskwâcîs.
Pê Sâkâstêw (bay-say-kah-stay-oh) Centre opened in 1997 as minimum security male correctional healing lodge which promotes effective reintegration of the indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit) offenders.
Pê Sâkâstêw Centre layout is standalone minimum security facility based on a healing lodge design model. It is built with a medicine wheel concept with buildings and houses surrounding this sacred circle. Buildings on the site use curves, lines and colours to present a distinctly indigenous concept of building.
Rated capacity: 60
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