Resource Lists & Advice

Indigenous Student Support

Teachers, Jill Zimmer and Abitha Thomas, are available for additional student support. Students are provided with support in terms of academic help in their courses and scholarship applications. Students can book regular times throughout the day to access support or simply ask us as needed. If you have questions or specific requests please contact us at: 403-777-7630 ext.2008 or email us at or

What's been happening at Louise Dean

  • Talking Circle – Every 2nd Thursday from 11:55 – 12:35
    • Indigenous Arts and Crafts.
    • Discussions relating to Indigenous issues.
    • Meetings with staff, guest speakers, and Elders.
    • Connections to community resources and programs.
    • What’s happening in our community? 

What’s happening in our community? 

Powwows in Blackfoot Territory      

  • July – Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary (1-800-661-1260)
  • July – Kainai Indian Days, Standoff Alberta (403-653-4516 or 403 737-2888)

Blood Tribe

  • July – Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Annual Powwow (403-553-2731)
  • July – Tsuu T’ina Indian Days and Rodeo (403-281-4455)

Tsuut'ina Nation

  • August - Peigan Indian Days, Brocket Alberta (403-965-3940)             
  • August – Heart Butt, Montana (406-338-7276)
  • August – Browning Indian Days, Montana (406-338-7276)
  • August – Siksika Fair (403) 734-5100

Siksika Nation

  • September – Stoney Indian Days, Morley Alberta (403-881-3770)

Stoney Nation

Additional Indigenous Resources 

Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Calgary Board of Education Aboriginal Education Program

Services Provided
King Edward Centre
t | 403-817-7664
f | 403-777-8862
  • Aboriginal Education Liaison Services
  • Aboriginal Studies Program
Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Center
200 – 6011 1A Street S.W.
Calgary, AB
T2H 0G5
t | 403-253-5311
  • Individual job searches, Training opportunities, Resumes, career planning
  • Tradewinds – Aboriginal support in trades
  • Job maintenance counselling
Awo Taan Healing Lodge
PO Box 6084, Station A
Calgary AB T2H 2L3
CRISIS LINE: 403-531-1972 or 403-531-1976 403-531-1970, ext 210 or 211
  • Crisis Shelter (up to 21 days)
  • Advocacy/counselling support
  • Elders/healing circles/access to seats
  • Food and basic necessities
  • Outreach services
  • Family Violence Prevention workers
Bow Valley College – Aboriginal Center
332 – 6 Ave SE
Calgary AB
t | 403-4101786
  • Supports for Aboriginal Students
  • Elder Sessions
  • Provides advocacy for Metis and First Nations band funding
Boys and Girls Club - Community Services
Aboriginal Services
731-13 Avenue N.E.
Calgary AB T2E 1C8
t | 403-276-9981
  • A variety of cultural, social, educational and recreational programs for Aboriginal youth and their families;
  • Aboriginal - Drama Club; Art Program; Elder Outreach; Reading/Homework Club; Traditional Dancing and Drumming.
  • Aboriginal youth leadership training resource and referral information.
Calgary Aboriginal Headstart
Healthy Children and Youth Public Health Agency of Canada
t | 403-248-0824
e |
  • Aboriginal youth program development;
  • assist agencies through partnership and community events to promote Aboriginal youth issues;
  • Advocacy for Aboriginal youth;
  • Lobby for the issues of concern to Aboriginal youth;
  • Aboriginal youth training, development and leadership.
Metis Calgary Family Services
352 Sunvale Dr. SE
Calgary, AB
t | 403-240-4642
  • Free Tutoring Wednesday Evening 5:30 – 7:70
  • Elder and Youth consultation/counselling
  • Aboriginal youth mentors
  • Summer youth media literacy program
Mount Royal University Iniskim Centre
Mount Royal College
4825 Richard Road SW
Located in Room C201, above Starbucks at the East Gate
  • Cultural spiritual and academic advising
  • Counselling, Tutoring
  • Resource room, Computer lab
Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY)
615 Macleod Trail SE Ste: #1109
Calgary AB T2G 4T8
t | 403-233-8225
  • Contemporary and traditional instruction for children aged 3 – 4.
  • Certified E.C.S. program for children who are five years old.

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