Stoney Nakoda Treatment Center Opens its Doors

OCTOBER 5, 2023

Stoney Nakoda Treatment Center Opens Its Doors October 5, 2023

Recovery on our land, in our ways for a new start.

Mînî Thnî, Alberta, October 5, 2023] – Stoney Health Services is pleased to announce the official opening of the Stoney Nakoda Treatment Center, a critical milestone in our commitment to addressing addiction and promoting wellness for the people of the Stoney Nakoda First Nations living in Mini Thnî (Morley, Eden Valley and Big Horn reserves.

The Treatment Center represents a significant step towards enhancing the health and well-being of the Iethkabi. The 18-bed facility will serve as a place of hope, offering vital resources and support for every person seeking recovery from addiction and related challenges.

Aaron Khan, CEO of Stoney Health Services, expressed his excitement and pride about the opening, stating, “The Stoney Nakoda Treatment Center reflects our dedicated efforts to provide comprehensive healthcare solutions to the Stoney People. This facility will play a pivotal role in addressing the substance abuse issues that have affected this community for far too long. We are committed to supporting individuals on their journey to recovery, fostering healing, and building a healthier future for our Nation.”

Skilee Dixon, Manager of the Stoney Nakoda Treatment Center, shared her enthusiasm, saying, “We have designed this center to be a place of safety, healing, and empowerment. Our team is dedicated to providing culturally sensitive, evidence-based treatment and support services that meet the unique needs of our community members. We look forward to helping individuals regain control of their lives and reconnect with their cultural heritage.”

The grand opening ceremony featured traditional ceremonies, speeches, and tours of the newly opened and welcoming facility in Mini Thnî. Community members, leaders, Elders and supporters joined us in celebrating this significant achievement for the Stoney Nakoda Nation.

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For media inquiries and further information, please contact: Wendy Thatcher, Communications Manager, 403-888-0970 or

About Stoney Nakoda Nation: The Stoney Nakoda Nation, comprising three distinct First Nations – Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney – is dedicated to the well-being, empowerment, and prosperity of its members. The Nation is committed to preserving its cultural heritage while actively addressing contemporary challenges, such as addiction and mental health.

About the Stoney Nakoda Adult Treatment Center

The Stoney Nakoda Adult Treatment Center offers a 90-day holistic treatment program for up to 18 people who are on their recovery for substance use and other addictions. It is open for First Nation members (Bearspaw, Chiniki, Goodstoney) only and emphasizes,” Recovery on our own land, in our own way… for a new start.

The Treatment Centre provides a structured program of holistic, safe, intensive, client-centered, voluntary, and culturally based live-in treatment services.

Stoney Health Fair 2022

Stoney Health Fair 2022

Stoney Health Service’s Health Fair | Mark your Calendars! 

Stoney Health Services is excited to bring back our community health fair Wednesday, September 14 
10 am – 4 pm 
Bearspaw Youth Centre

After the pandemic, it’s time to remind the community of all existing health and wellness programs, with an emphasis on mental health and addictions education, resources and support. This year’s theme is resiliency.

List of Exhibitors

Stoney Health Fair Program, subject to change

  • 8 am: Venue Open for Exhibit Set-up
  • 9 am: Pipe Ceremony
  • 10 am: Grand Entrance
  • 10:30 am: Opening Ceremony
  • 10 am: Exhibit Hall Open
  • 10 am – 2 pm: Button Making with Marigold Library (child and youth activity)
  • 11 am: Keynote address, Dr. Terry Poucette
  • 12: 10 pm: Wellness Workshops (sign-up onsite)
  • 1:00 pm: Opioid Antagonist Therapy (OAT) and Family Support
  • 1:20 pm: Mental Wellness and Grounding
  • 1:40 pm: Entertainment
  • 2:00 pm: Wellness Workshops (sign-up onsite)
  • 2:30 pm: Mindfulness/Coping with Anxiety (presenter: Trish Tutton)
  • 3:30 pm: Closing Ceremonies
  • 4:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Closes
Stoney Health Services will close all locations and there will be no appointments available on September 14.