Nechi Institute and Poundmaker's Lodge will be hosting events throughout NAAW
, including a tea dance (Nov.
It is the final year for, Edmonton to host the NAAW kick-off event.
The national headquarters for NAAW is hosted by Nechi--an Aboriginal movement focused on promoting holistic healing and healthy, addiction-free living.
NAAW is celebrating its fourteenth year of fighting addictions, and rejoicing in the successes of individuals who have overcome them.
Another new feature of this year's NAAW will be a theme contest, giving youth from across Canada a chance to come up with a theme for next year's NAAW activities.
Since 1997, the theme of NAAW has been "It takes a whole community to raise a child.
To take part in the contest, each group must organize an event or activity for this year's NAAW, coming up with a theme for their activity.
This year -- they, too, have seen the tremendous impact that NAAW
has had -- the federal government has been terribly supportive," Mayo said.