Red Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society

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Coming Together And Working In A Good Way

WELCOME, TANSI, OKI, TANSEI

What Does UAVS Do?

Objectives

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Facilitate a community dialogue and information gathering process to establish community priorities and actions that will address social issues,

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Speak with a united voice on issues and concerns affecting our communities,

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Establish regular gatherings of the urban Aboriginal communities to share information and celebrate our achievements,

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Meet regularly with Municipal, Provincial, Federal, and Indigenous Governments to create dialogue, action, and funding for our urban issues,

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Build and foster positive relationships amongst and between urban Aboriginal peoples in Red Deer and all of those working to improve the lives of Indigenous peoples.

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Create space for Indigenous peoples to participate in building capacity through Indigenous led community development.

Guiding Priciples

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Respect : We work together with integrity.

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Truth: We practice transparency.

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Honesty: We speak and act with honesty.

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Courage: We work towards consensus.

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Humility: We respect each of our voices recognizing unique personal strengths and gifts.

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Wisdom: We listen to our Elders.

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Honour: We honour Mother Earth, and

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Love: We do not tolerate physical, verbal, or lateral violence.

Lateral violence: occurs within marginalized groups where members strike out at each other as a result of being oppressed. The oppressed become the oppressors of themselves and each other. Common behaviors that prevent positive chage from occurring include gossiping, bullying, finger-pointing, backstabbing and shumming.

Get Involved

We are looking for people like you to join our voices to make a difference for Aboriginal people in the city of Red Deer.