Native Inmate Liaison Officer (NILO)
Services being provided by Native Inmate Liaison Officer (NILO) during COVID-19 Pandemic
NILO is working from the Kenora District Jail during this time and is providing smudging to the inmates when requested. NILO is providing Cultural Teachings for program participants and Kenora Jail Staff by: designing and distributing a monthly cultural awareness newsletter for Jail Staff; Providing reading material both cultural and non-cultural to inmates; Providing art pages, sudokus, word searches and other puzzles to inmates and also; Providing smudging
Native Inmate Liaison Officer Contact Information:
kenora-Nilo@ontario.ca (807) 468-2871 ext. 315
NILO's goal is to assist inmates in serving terms of imprisonment in their successful reintegration into the community by providing culturally relevant programs, services, and activities aimed at promoting Aboriginal wellness and healing.
The Native Inmate Liaison program will address the unique needs of Aboriginal inmates within the healing continuum to before fully functioning with all aspects of their lives and their community.