The Anishinabek Nation Circle Process (Circle Process or ANCP) is a culturally-based, voluntary, child-centered, confidential circle, providing Anishinabek First Nation families with the support needed to create a plan that address child and youth well-being issues.
This non-judgmental approach assists Anishinabek children, youth and families in creating solutions to family conflict, provided in a safe space, using the guiding principles of:
- Adaptability to the child/youth and family;
- Neutrality; and
- Connection to community and culture.
The Circle Process can be accessed at any step of the care process, utilizes the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law, and supports Anishinabek families that are involved or at-risk of becoming involved in child protection matters.
In our current implementation phase of the Circle Process, we are actively recruiting:
- Facilitators – to assist with organization and implementation of the Circle Process; and
- Elders – to provide teachings, ceremony, support and spiritual guidance for the Circles.
Anishinabek Nation Circle Process