National Indigenous History Month Wrap-up with Land Acknowledgment Plaque Installations and Resources!
June is Indigenous History month in Canada, and Mosaic Primary Care Network is proud to be celebrating with the installation of land recognition plaques in all of our Mosaic clinics this month! Calgary is located in the homeland of the Treaty 7 First Nations, on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people and it is our honour and privilege to provide care in these lands. The Indigenous community is important to Mosaic Primary Care Network, and we are committed to providing respectful and informed care to patients from all backgrounds.
We are thankful to Dr. Annalee Coakley for donating the original artwork by Flora Johnson (right photo) to be part of our Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic and for inspiring these pieces. Now, when you visit our Mosaic clinic locations, visitors can view these beautiful plaques.
Check-out Flora Johnson’s other work here.
For great local Indigenous resources, be sure to check out these other organizations in Calgary:
Indigenous Friendship Centre of Calgary:
Culturally reconnecting urban communities through programs, services and access to resources that address the social and economic realities of our people. www.afccalgary.org/calendar/june
Native Counselling Services:
NCSA provides programs and services for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people in Alberta for over 50 years. Originally started by providing Court worker assistance to attain fair and equitable treatment of Indigenous people across the province. www.ncsa.ca
Indigenous Education for Newcomers
The Centre of Newcomers has created their first program around Indigenous education for newcomers. In this program, newcomers will have the opportunity to participate in different discussions and Indigenous activities and get to know Indigenous participants. www.centrefornewcomers.ca/indigenous
Metis Calgary Family Services
Metis Calgary Family Services goal is to diminish the barriers and gaps in services, while embarking on a community model of healthy development and wellbeing for children and families in the context of society. www.mcfs.ca