There are currently four Northwest Aboriginal Interagency Committees (AIC), located in Grande Prairie, High Level, High Prairie and Peace River. AICs meet monthly as follows:
Grande Prairie: 4th Tuesday of the month
High Level: 1st Tuesday of the month
High Prairie: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Peace River: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Values & Beliefs:
- Involve all people race, color, creed – that come together in a safe and caring environment.
- Respect the equality and dignity of individuals and agencies Practice respect, confidentially and integrity.
- Act with honesty, kindness, compassion and discretion.
- Work together in partnership with other agencies and communities to promote the traditions, values and culture of Aboriginal people
- Honour the seven teachings: courage, honesty, humility, love, respect, strength, wisdom.
To promote unity, respect, tradition, values and culture of the Aboriginal people for the well being of our communities.
Work together to promote awareness in the community, identify issues, lobby for resolution and provide agencies and government bodies with feedback on the Aboriginal perspective(s).
Community: To focus on all children, youth, adults, and elders in our community.
Resources: Identify the collective resources and integrate them to achieve our vision.
Bridging the Gaps: To increase awareness of Aboriginal traditions, values, and culture within our community.
Advocacy: To advocate for individuals, organizations & groups requiring supports.
Health and Wellness: To promote an environment where all people can build holistic individual, family and community wellness through feelings, body, mind and spirit.
Education for All: To provide information and resources that enable individuals to make healthy decisions for themselves, their families and their community.
Justice: To recognize and promote Aboriginal participation in establishing resolutions of judicial issues.