About Us

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Our Mission

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society is committed to building upon the strengths of Aboriginal Children, youth and families to enable them to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally so that they can walk proudly in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

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Healing The Community

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society has been serving Indigenous children, youth and families in Edmonton and area since 1994.

Bent Arrow is dedicated to supporting the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being of Indigenous children, youth, and families in Edmonton and surrounding areas. We provide culturally responsive programming that promotes healing, resiliency, and cultural connectedness.

We have been guided by the teachings of Elders and Knowledge Keepers, as well as the wisdom of Indigenous communities. Our founders strongly believed that keeping culture at the centre of everything we do was crucial and that this important work was best done in partnership. Over time, we have developed strong partnerships with many and are proud to see that culture continues to play a central role in our practice. We also support many partners in elevating their capacity to serve the the local Community through an Indigenous lens in a culturally relevant, authentic and sincere way.

Our approach is holistic and strengths-based, and we honour the diversity of Indigenous cultures and traditions. We work collaboratively with families, schools, and community partners to provide a range of services, including:

  • Early childhood development
  • Family Support
  • Youth Leadership and Empowerment
  • Cultural Education and Awareness
  • Healing and Wellness
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We are a registered charity and rely on the generosity of donors, volunteers, and community members and a great team to continue our important work.

“Never lose sight of who we are, or where we are going.”

Our 5 Guiding Principles

  1. All people are equal and should be treated with respect and dignity.
  2. All people have the capacity for change.
  3. Working towards achieving balance in our lives is a lifetime goal.
  4. Healing comes in a variety of forms.
  5. The Aboriginal way is about teaching how to be, not what to do.

Community Updates

Parkdale Corner

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Hi Neighbours, Parkdale Corner is intended to give the local community updates about any events, or activities happening at Parkdale School that you may wish to be aware of.

Bent Arrow’s Cultural Camp will be happening from June 21-24, 2023.

If you happen to see something suspicious after hours, please contact 587–988–5000 to report.

To reach Bent Arrow’s reception please call 780-481-3451.

Thanks for your co-operation!

C5 Partnerships

The C5 is a formally organized partnership of five Edmonton agencies that jointly assist Edmonton’s most vulnerable citizens. Over 30,000 Edmontonians, including some of the city’s most disadvantaged children, youth, and adults, are given a voice by the five organizations working together.

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