The Prince Albert Grand Council is calling on the federal and provincial governments to help it re-open a healing lodge on the Wahpeton Dakota First Nation.
The 25-bed facility was closed on recommendation by the provincial government last March amid security concerns, problems with human resources and offender management.
The healing lodge was constructed back in 1997 with Corrections Canada acting as a third-party overseer.
In a release, the PAGC says it was aware of issues with the healing lodge and acted on over 50 different recommendations but the provincial and federal governments haven’t done their part.
It blames poor communication as one of the factors behind the closure and has submitted a plan to re-open the facility.
PAGC Chief Ron Michel wasn’t immediately available for comment.