The Aboriginal community is important to our local landscape and national identity. Locally, the urban Aboriginal community continues to grow. Many First Nations people live in Calgary. There are approximately 45 bands in Alberta and Calgary is located in Treaty 7, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people. Cultural and traditional customs and practice remain strong and a part of everyday living.
The Calgary Police Service Aboriginal liaison officer works to improve communication with the Aboriginal community in Calgary. The liaison officer works with several different organizations and programs to promote education and awareness towards current and long standing concerns within the community. increasing involvement, educating members, working together with the community and building trust and confidence.
Outreach service programs
The liaison officer works with numerous agencies and programs to help promote awareness and healing within the community. This collaboration serves to better educate the Service of current issues as well as provide opportunities to assist the community in its own healing.
For more information on these programs, email the Aboriginal liaison officer or contact by phone at 403-428-8158.
Resources for the Aboriginal community