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If you would like to learn more about First Nations, Metis, or Inuit culture, or would like to access services in relation to cultural and social support, please click on the links below:

Voices of Amiskwaciy

Voices of Amiskwaciy is a space that supports the community to create, share, discover and celebrate local Indigenous content online. Hosted by the Edmonton Public Library, there lies a wealth of knowledge and free accessible content for the public!

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Canadian Native Friendship Centre

The CNFC was organized to help aboriginal newcomers to the city with referral services and social and recreational programs. It was, and remains, a gathering place for meetings, social events, and community gatherings. 

Today, the Centre continues to provide cultural, recreational and social programming. The CNFC serves approximately 10,000 people annually through various programs, services and functions.

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Alberta Native Friendship Centers Association

10336-121 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1K8
www.anfca.ca
anfca.director@telus.net
(780) 423-3138

In Alberta, 21 member Friendship Centres work to improve the lives of urban Indigenous people in their communities. As part of their mandate, Friendship Centres welcome all community members regardless of place of origin or status to partake in their services and programming – they are status blind and non-political, not representing, but supporting and advocating for all community members who seek their support.

This sense of inclusivity has earned Friendship Centres the reputation of caring, culturally driven community organizations who are committed to improving socio-economic situations. Inclusivity is one of the core values of the Friendship Centre Movement.

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Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations

17533-106 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Treaty Six Territory T5S 1E7
www.treatysix.org
(780) 944-0334

Treaty No. 6 was signed on August 23, 1876 at Fort Carlton in Saskatchewan. The total area of the Treaty stretches from western Alberta, through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba; and includes 50 First Nations. Provisions in the Treaty recognize the notion of the medicine chest as well as the right to education. 

The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations was created in the Spring of 1993 with the purpose of serving as the United Political voice for those Treaty Nations who are signatories of Treaty No. 6 for the continued protection of the fundamental Treaty, Inherent and Human Rights of the Treaty peoples of those Nations.

The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations is dedicated to ensuring that the terms, spirit and intent of Treaty No.6 are honored and respected. The right of the Treaty No. 6 First Nations to self-determination must be honoured and respected.

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Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Centre (IKWC)

Suite 200, 17304-105 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1G4
www.ikwc.org
admin@ikwc.org
(780) 453-4592

The IKWC office opened its doors and began operations in the spring of 2017 where it will be a centralized location offering education, policy, language and culture. It provides a repository of information on Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7 and Treaty No. 8. Members, and a First Nations directed environment to learn and share information.

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Michif Cultural Connections

9 Mission Avenue
St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1H5
www.michifconnections.ca
michifculturalconnections@gmail.com
(780) 569-0090

Michif Cultural Connections was founded by the Honourable Senator Dr. Thelma J. Chalifoux. She was honoured and proud to be the first Métis woman called to serve in the Senate of Canada in 1997. After retiring in 2004, Dr. Chalifoux founded the Michif Cultural Institute (now Michif Cultural Connections) in the historic Métis community of St. Albert to preserve, promote, protect and celebrate Alberta’s rich Métis culture. We are proud to honour her memory by continuing this important work and ensuring her legacy lives on.

Through leadership and education, Michif Cultural Connections provides programs, facilitates workshops, and exhibits Métis museum artifacts at the historic Juneau House in St. Albert.

We have also established a library and keep archival documents in order to preserve, promote, and protect Alberta Métis history.

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Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA)

10335-172 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1K9
www.ssisa.ca
info@ssisa.ca
(587) 520-5910

Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA) is a non-profit society formed to represent survivors in Alberta, create dialogue and engagement and develop true reconciliation.

Board members include representatives from Treaty 6, Treaty 7, Treaty 8, as well as Inuit and Métis representatives.

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Yellowhead Tribal College

10045-156 Street N.W.
Edmonton, Alberta T5P 2P7
www.ytced.ab.ca
(780) 484-0303

Yellowhead Tribal College is an inclusive and open learning institution in Treaty 6 territory. We provide accredited programs in a flexible, supportive academic environment that nurtures Indigenous cultures and traditions.

The college was established in 1986 by Yellowhead Tribal Council to meet the educational needs of its member nations (Alexander First Nation, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, O'Chiese First Nation, and Sunchild First Nation). We now offer academic upgrading, certificates, diplomas, and post-secondary courses and degrees to all adult learners.

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Alexander First Nation (kipohtakaw)

P.O. Box 3419
Morinville, Alberta T8R 1S3
www.alexanderfn.com
info@alexanderfn.com
(780) 939-5887

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Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation

P.O. Box 7
Glenevis, Alberta T0E 0X0
www.ansn.ca
(780) 967-5919

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Enoch Cree Nation (maskekosak)

Box 29. Enoch, Alberta T7X 3Y3
www.enochnation.ca
info@enochnation.ca
(780) 470-4505

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Ermineskin Cree Nation (neyaskweyahk)

P.O. Box 219
Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
www.ermineskin.ca
(780) 585-3741

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Louis Bull Tribe (kisipatinahk)

P.O. Box 130
Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
www.louisbulltribe.ca
(780) 585-3978

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Michel First Nation

Box 3086
Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 3A4
www.michelfirstnation.com
Quadbuds@xplornet.com

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Montana First Nation (akamihk)

P.O. Box 70
Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
www.montanafirstnation.com
(780) 585-3744

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O’Chiese First Nation

P.O. Box 1570
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1B2
www.ochiese.ca
(403) 989-3943

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Paul First Nation

P.O. Box 89
Duffield, Alberta T0E 0N0
www.paulfirstnation.com
(780) 892-2691

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Papaschase First Nation

Suite 890 4445 Calgary Trail
Edmonton, Alberta
www.papaschase.ca
(780) 540-8360

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Saddle Lake Cree Nation (onihcikiskwapiwinihk)

Box 100
Saddle Lake, Alberta T0A 3T0
www.saddlelakecreenation.ca
(780) 726-3829

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Samson Cree Nation (nipisikopahk)

Cree Tribal Administration Building
P.O. Box 159
Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
www.samsoncree.com
(780) 585-3793

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Moose Hide Campaign

The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing this moose hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end violence against women and children.

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Final Report and Calls to Justice

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Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR Society)

P.O. Box 67195 Northland Village PO
Calgary, Alberta T2L 2L2
www.cfarsociety.ca
info@cfarsociety.ca
(403) 271-2262

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Métis Nation of Alberta

11738 Kingsway N.W.
100 Delia Gray Building
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0X5
www.albertametis.com
(780) 455-2200

Since its inception in 1928, the MNA is the Métis Government for Métis Albertans with its geographical and legal boundaries being the province of Alberta.  The MNA is governed by a Provincial Council, comprised of a Provincial President and Vice-President, and six (6) regional Presidents and Vice-Presidents, all democratically elected.

Together, this Council work toward the mandate of the MNA, which supports practices of transparency, accountability and inclusiveness for Métis Albertans in governments’ policy and decision-making processes, and overall, promotes and facilitates the advancement of Métis people through self-reliance, self-determination and self-management.

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Yellowhead Tribal Council

17304-105 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1G4
www.yellowheadtribalcouncil.ca
(587) 524-0180

The Yellowhead Tribal Council was created to provide an integration of services and programs to develop tribal control of economic, social, cultural, and other developmental thrusts within its member tribes.

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Métis Settlements General Council

10335 172 St NW
Suite 101
Edmonton, AB T5S 1K9
www.msgc.ca

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Native Counselling Services of Alberta

14904-121a Ave N.W.
Edmonton, Alberta T5V 1A3
www.ncsa.ca
(780) 451-4002

From its origins as a single court worker program, NCSA has grown into an agency focused on social justice for Aboriginal people. For 45 years, NCSA has assisted Aboriginal people gain fair and equitable access to the justice, children’s services and corrections systems in Alberta.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Health and Cultural Support Services

24/7 Crisis Line: 1-844-413-6649
General inquiries: 1-888-495-6588

The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.

The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.

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Creating Hope Society – Strengthening Homefires Cultural Program

Rm 2, 9538 107 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0T7
www.creatinghopesociety.ca
(780) 477-7961

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Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW)

18104-102 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1S7
www.iaaw.ca
(780) 479-8195

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Red Road Healing Society

332, The Orange Hub, 10045-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5P 2P7
www.redroadjourney.ca
(780) 471-2750

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Tribal Chiefs Employment and Training Services Association

17533-106 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1E7
www.tcetsa.ca
(780) 481-8585

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