Institutional profiles: Prairie region: Willow Cree Healing Centre
The Willow Cree Healing Lodge is located on the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation’s Reserve which is approximately 6.2 kilometres west of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, on highway 212. Duck Lake is located on Highway 11, 90 kilometres north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The Willow Cree Healing Lodge opened in 2004. Its foundation began all the way in 2001, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Solicitor General and Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation on July 9, 2001, to help establish a healing lodge for indigenous offenders.
Willow Cree Healing Lodge was constructed from the vision of the local Indigenous Elders and leaders. The Elders chose the site with healing in mind surrounded by pristine natural areas, sacred to the Willow Cree. The design of the healing lodge reflects the culture of the surrounding indigenous communities.
Willow Cree Healing Lodge is a standalone site with open complex.
Rated capacity: 80
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