Season Greetings from Tikinagan!
Posted: December 21st, 2020
To Our First Nation Communities, Elders, and Families
In the Christmas story, there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. When an angel appeared, they were terrified.
“Don’t be afraid,” the angel reassured them. “I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
In this time, we are all longing for good news of safety and the joy of being together with family. This is also what we strive for at Tikinagan: keeping children and youth from harm while working toward the reunification of families.
This good news and joy extends to and is possible for all the people, especially our First Nation communities. That is why we are always guided by our service model Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin, which means “everyone working together to raise our children.” Together, we can celebrate how we have worked together to keep families and communities safe through this pandemic by following health guidelines.
As we transition into a new year, let us continue to anticipate the joy that is coming and that is here. On behalf of our Board, Elders, and Staff, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours.
ᑎᓫᒪ ᒪᐧᕑᐃᐡ THELMA MORRIS
ᑎᑭᓇᑲᐣ ᑲᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐨ Executive Director
Tikinagan Child & Family Services Executive Director
Deer Lake First Nation Elder Moses Mawakeesic sends his holiday greetings.