Indigenous Strategy

All Indigenous People are Equal Participants in Calgary’s Future

Overview

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.

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419, is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience.

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