Bloodvein First Nation (Miskosepi)


Bloodvein First Nation (Miskosepi) is located to the north of Winnipeg and has a total population of around 1,850 people. UNESCO declared this culturally and naturally gifted community, which is a part of Pimachiowin Aki, a World Heritage site. It situates one of the world’s largest Boreal forest regions and is rich in wildlife and biodiverse species. Chief Roland Hamilton heads the community. The community offers various commercial and business services such as a health center, water treatment plant, daycare program and Child and Family Services.

The community is constantly planning initiatives for the growth and development of its children, such as being part of Teach for Canada, and adult education program. There is higher level of community participation in various community activities. The community’s traditional knowledge guides its vision for economic development and self-sustenance, which includes taking care of its habitat, wildlife, and people.

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences along with other colleges within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences will be working with the Bloodvein community to provide the community members a Health Fair in spring/summer 2019. The goals of the health fair will be to provide intervention, prevention and initiative; to provide screening and brief assessments and PRN educational sessions. Faculty and staff will be involved in this endeavor.

Goals Achieved Completion
OT health screening program in process In progress
Health Fair scheduled    August 2019
Physical Activity Programs In progress