About the Health Warriors Network

Network Partners

The Health Warriors Network is a collaborative partnership. The concept and design of the Network emerged from the collective efforts of representatives from Treaty 6, 7 and 8; Aboriginal Students from Norquest and NAIT; faculty and staff from NAIT, Norquest, and Keyano College; Aboriginal leaders and friends of the project (specifically, Elmer Ghostkeeper and Juno Award nominee Aboriginal artist Debbie Houle); the Director of Innovation Development from the Association of Alberta Colleges and Technical Institutes (AACTI); the principal and staff members from Amiskwaciy Academy; supervisors from Edmonton Public Schools' Skill Centre; and digital media and design experts from private industry.

Each partner contributed their unique knowledge and skill set to design the project. Additionally, each actor has agreed to offer their unique knowledge, skills, support, and/or resources to help further develop, direct, and sustain the project.

About the Partners

Treaty 6: Speakers and event administration, knowledge on overcoming barriers to health education.

Treaty 7: Speakers and event administration, knowledge on overcoming barriers to health education.

Treaty 8: Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta is dedicated to protect, promote, bring to life, implement, and sustain the true spirit and intent of Treaty No. 8 as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the waters flow.

novaNAIT: Project management and administration, expertise in positive program implementation with Aboriginal population, partnership building for financial sustainability, Ph.D social science researcher.

NAIT: Postsecondary health programs, Aboriginal health students, networks with Aboriginal health workers, facilities, information relevant to retention and recruitment of Aboriginal students into health careers.

Avatar Media: Professional expertise in new digital media and social networking, extensive positive experience with integrating digital media into Aboriginal settings.

Norquest College: Walter Belcourt from the Aboriginal Social Worker program, health programs, Aboriginal Student Centre, collaborations with Aboriginal health students, networks with Aboriginal health workers.

ALIS: The Alberta Learning Information Service provided all of the careers (occupational profile) descriptions for use in the interactive career selection program.

Edmonton Public Schools Amiskwaciy Academy: collaborations with Aboriginal High School Students.

Alberta Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes (AACTI): Coordinate Alberta wide technical institute and college collaborations.