Supporting wellness through culture, relationship, knowledge and evidence.
What we do
Native Wellness Assessment™ (NWA™)
Measures the effect of cultural interventions on a person’s wellness, from a whole person and strengths-based perspective, and measures change in wellness over time across all genders, age groups, and cultures. Free for First Nations to use for their community members/clients.
Addictions Management Information System (AMIS)
is an online national database used by NNADAP and NYSAP Treatment Centres. It is a modern information system, improving client data collection, analysis, and reporting. The Native Wellness Assessment™ instrument is available through AMIS. Follow the link for more information and a comprehensive Q & A.
Welcome to our Resource Library where you will find our guidebooks, toolkits, fact sheets, and annual reports. These are available to download free of charge and hard copies are also available via an order form.
Thunderbird’s training courses are developed from a culture as foundation, strength-based trauma informed approach. We continue to expand our training to build a national network of regional First Nations trainers across Canada.Click for more information about our training
Thunderbird’s training courses are developed from a culture as foundation, strength-based trauma informed approach. We continue to expand our training to build a national network of regional First Nations trainers across Canada.
Listen to Elder Jim Dumont explain how the Creator gave First Nations people a place on the Earth and how the Spirit guides First Nations people in every way.
Thunderbird Wellness App
Promotes a strengths-based, trauma informed approach to supporting Indigenous wellness. Download the app for free, to have culturally based information about wellness and support for substance use and addictions at your fingertips.
Podcast: Mino Bimaadiziwin
This podcast aims to seek and share insight about Indigenous addictions and mental health issues. This free podcast takes a fearless approach in exploring the tough issues with some of the leading voices in Indigenous wellness.
This website showcases wise practices for promoting life among young people based on what is already working and/or showing promise in First Nations communities. It focuses on life promotion versus preventing youth suicide.
First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework
The FNMWC is a foundational framework that deals with mental wellness among First Nations people in Canada and outlines a wellness approach that is grounded in culture.
Indigenous Wellness Framework
The IWF is a foundational framework that was developed by Elders and Knowledge Keepers who shared their understanding of what wellness is from an Indigenous point of view.