Indigenous Strategy

All Indigenous People are Equal Participants in Calgary’s Future


The urgency of poverty among Indigenous peoples in Calgary cannot be overstated. In addition to the cultural, socio-economic, systemic and psychosocial consequences it has on a population, poverty stymies the long-term potential and progress of the individual and the larger community. The landscape and reality of poverty among Calgary’s Indigenous population has been examined in numerous reports throughout the years, each identifying a consistency of issues, concerns and recommendations.

In order to meaningfully address the unique issues facing Calgary’s Indigenous peoples, the Indigenous Advisory Committee was assembled, and along with Enough for All collaborators, are working intentionally with the Indigenous community to develop an Indigenous Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Enough for All Indigenous Learnings

VCC hosts Enough for All Champions for various Indigenous learning sessions.

On June 21, 2021, National Indigenous Peoples Day, we were privileged to learn from our Elders and members of our Indigenous Advisory Committee (IAC) about reconciliation, transformative change and honouring the learnings we’ve been given. IAC members also expressed the grief they are feeling from the discoveries of residential school children. Listen to their words:

In the following video, Momentum staff talk about the organization's Indigenous learning journey. They discuss what events and activities organizations are doing that are beneficial in moving reconciliation forward and what barriers organizations are encountering. They also share how they have made some mistakes along the way and still have a long way to go in their journey.

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