The Indigenous Resource Department provides cultural enlightenment to UP’s clients and staff in all programs and departments. We are committed to a life long journey of nurturing cultural competency throughout the agency and community.
Our Indigenous Resources were designed to provide a Holistic approach in working with children and families. We recognize the need for children, individuals and families to be connected to their culture and maintain ties to their family, ancestors, and community.
We believe that service effectiveness is enhanced by adapting treatment or wellness approaches, supports and education to the child’s personal characteristics and heritage.
We honor and integrate the use of traditional healing practices throughout the agency and in all agency programs/facilities. Collaboratively, we encourage advancement in diverse social justice movements through advocacy, communication and program development.
UPCS is committed in helping indigenous peoples as individuals and as a family unit heal from past imbalances, gain pride in their cultural identity and develop skills to fulfill their goals.
Nancy Callio, Indigenous Engagement Lead
780-440-0708 ext 273