The ribbon was cut to open Montana First Nation’s Akamihk Health Care Services Clinic and Greenhouse last week. The opening of the clinic and greenhouse isn’t specific to Montana’s people, said Standingontheroad. ”It’s for everybody that desires to come and have services or require food. That’s what it’s all about.”
The clinic is an innovative center in Montana First Nation with a team committed to providing optimal care to both status and non-status individuals, from primary care to addiction services.
The new hydroponic facility will be producing more than ten types of lettuces, kale, spinach, and herbs and providing a reliable supply of healthy food to communities across Alberta.
Pointing out it was the First Nations people who helped the original settlers survive historically, Standingontheroad said that was taken away over time through the Indian Ace. “That’s what we’re going back to here. It’s a long process, but it’s a start, and I’m happy to see some of our neighbors here to witness this event.”
The opening is a step toward independence, he said. “We have to teach our young ones what is needed in our community, teach them those disciplines so they can come back and serve their community.”
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