The Sagitawa Friendship Centre envisions a community that respects and accepts all people while promoting the enhancement of the quality of life of the people of Peace River through culturally based programs and services as guided.
In partnership with community agencies and service providers, The Sagitawa Friendship Society will provide opportunities and programs that assist the people of the community to feel valued, supported, and capable of reaching their full potential.
To protect and promote the cultural, recreational, physiological, and
socioeconomic well being of the Society’s membership and community.
To promote the philanthropic support of service agencies, governments, foundations, corporations and private individuals for the long-term operational continuance of the Society.
To conduct research to clarify the need to enhance and/or develop services and pr ograms beneficial to the Society’s membership and community. To better the position of the people in a new environment. In the urban situation the migrating people find themselves confronted with institutions and government agencies, be they municipal, provincial, or federal, which are frequently reluctant to, or cannot, clarify the nature of the services and resources available to the people.
To assist the people, both adults and youth, in a variety of ways. It will offer referral, counselling, education, and information services. Most importantly, it will be a Society for the preservation, teaching and dissemination of Native culture and craft.
The Sagitawa Friendship Centre has successfully sponsored and delivered a Youth Project in the Town of Peace River for the past eleven years. We are excited to now offer a Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY) project that promotes the opportunity for increased cultural awareness, traditions, and teachings. We have a strong management team and experienced self-identified aboriginal youth workers who are strong advocates in the community for the youth that they serve.