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SMFN's Apatawsuwikuwam

Our purpose is to increase community members ability to live free from their dependency on alcohol, drugs, tobacco and other addictions, to promote self-esteem and personal development, to foster a sense of independence and accountability, to guide individuals towards a more balanced lifestyle and to direct clients towards the building of strong community based network of mutual support, all with the foundations traditional teachings. we give individuals and their families' tools to create hope for a better quality of life in all determinants of health, be it physical, social, legal, emotional, mental or spiritual.



Apatawsuwikuwam is dedicated to helping people recover from addiction and find their light in life again by providing them with necessary tools to live a life full of purpose and direction and continued personal growth. All while based on the traditional cultural teachings and proven methods of recovery.


Apatawsuwikuwam has a wide range of programming happening throughout the week. All of the programs are tied into healing one's self in the areas of Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual wellbeing. 

Below you will find information on some of the current programs and activities being offered. All programming may be subject to change depending on weather/seasons, and community events. 


Haven for Hope

Don Persaud comes in to discuss Holistic methods of healing.

Thursdays 10:30am - 11:30am


Experience, Strength, and Hope

Join us as we have a member of staff and a guest share with us their Experience Strength and Hope Living in Recovery.

Was offered until May 2021 Discontinued until further notice.

Every Monday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

at 420 Highland Ave.


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Drumming Circle

Led By: Jessica Paul

Bring your own hand drum if you have one and come join us to learn songs and practice singing and drumming.


Saturdays 1pm - 3pm

Pouring Coffee

Morning Readings and Discussion

Every morning we read a few recovery related daily meditations read, with time to discuss each among those present.

Mondays to Sundays 9am - 10am

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12 step - 12 tradition Study Group

Proven programs of recovery are important. We spend time learning what the 12 steps and 12 traditions can teach us and discussing how they can be applied in our lives. 

Discontinued until further notice.

Every Tuesday 10:30am - 11:30am


LIFE Program

L.I.F.E. (Living is for Everyone)

Was offered until June 2021

Discontinued until further notice.

Wednesdays 10:30am - 11:30am

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Language Classes

Nisikine latowewakənək

"Let’s grow in the language together"

Wen (who)?

Kohas (Savanna) Naka Ahkikw(Sierra) 

Kekw (what)?

Wəlastəkwey latowewakən

(Maliseet Language) 

Tama (where)?

Maqiyahtimok - 420 Highland Ave.

Tayowek (when)?

Friday, 1 pm - 3 pm


Sweat Ceremony

Come and participate in a sweat ceremony led by an elder.


Thursdays' 5pm

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Seasons of Change

This group provides a space for participants to share changes happening in their lives this season. We will share life transition tips in a safe and supportive space.

Discontinued until further notice.

Mondays 10:30am - 11:30am

Feb 22 - May 31

420 Highland Ave 

Maqiyahtimok Centre

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250 Paul St, Fredericton, NB E3A 2V8, Canada

(506) 206-1005

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