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Asooahum Healing Advisory

The Asooahum Healing Advisory exists to support the vision for Asooahum Crossing and provide guidance to the Red Deer Native Friendship Society Board of Directors. We embrace and are guided by cultural wisdom and traditional teachings to provide a safe place of belonging where our children, youth, elders and families living in Red Deer can grow and flourish.


To ensure that Aboriginal people have access to safe and affordable housing, to serve as the collective voice of the Aboriginal people in Red Deer and to provide advocacy that will strengthen and improve access to appropriate and sustainable housing and supports for the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples of Red Deer.


The Education domain promotes reciprocal and intergenerational learning and supports. To increase collaboration to provide Aboriginal learners the opportunity to have access to authentic indigenous learning.


The Health domain uses the medicine wheel teachings to encourage healthy lifestyles through the promotion of health and wellness.


To ensure that Aboriginal people have access to culturally sensitive services to support in the transition from correctional institution into mainstream community. To create systemic change in coordination with community partners to aid in breaking the cycle of criminalizing Aboriginal people.

Youth and Family

To ensure that Aboriginal youth and families will be supported and provided opportunities to be healthy (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually) and connected to their culture through community collaboration.


The Employment domain promotes and strengthens the Aboriginal presence in the workforce through inclusion, participation and equality in Red Deer. They aim increase employment of Aboriginal people in Red Deer’s urban workforce.