Garry Windigo, President
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services
Garry is a member of Nigigoonsiminicaning First Nation
Garry has been the president of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services since August 2012.
First of all I would like to acknowledge our traditional items, our drum, our pipes, our eagle staff, etc.
It is my honour to welcome our elders, brothers, sisters, visitors, corporate members, caregivers, and most of all the children to our newest project – the website!
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services throughout the last twenty five years have strived to preserve our mandate, promote the Indian Alternative, which is to help assist and support our children and their families in culturally sensitive ways. Our services are delivered by this society and the First Nation child welfare teams, in an attempt to respect the integrity of the family, by strengthening native traditions, values, customs, and practices.
I can proudly acclaim that the majority of children in care are First Nation directed “Customary Care” declarations. Within the last 15 years, WFS has instituted cultural competency and cultural congruence throughout service delivery system and more recently adopted “Naaniigan Abiinooji” which is an Anishinaabe term meaning “best interest of the child”. By adopting this concept, all our corporate documents and policies are reflected in all our preambles, further increasing our focus. It is our intention to enhance services with this philosophy.