Our Society’s Roots
The White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society was incorporated in June of 2003 under the name of White Buffalo Aboriginal Health Society and Resource Centre. We were developed as an Aboriginal women’s health society to recognize women in the community who were in need of counselling and support services. We worked to assist them in dealing with critical issues such as; addictions, family violence, abuse, family breakdown, and legal concerns.
Our New Name — White Buffalo Indigenous Urban Services
In May of 2018, the Board of Directors passed a motion to change the Agency’s name to White Buffalo Indigenous Urban Services to better reflect the services and supports we provide the Aboriginal community. The original logo, designed by James Black, an award-winning artist and member of the Pavilion First Nations, was also reinstated.
White Buffalo Mission and Purpose
The White Buffalo programs and services have been created to raise the health status of Aboriginal peoples by providing holistic health care that includes physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health provisions for individuals, families and the Aboriginal community. The Society and staff are dedicated to teaching and encouraging balanced, healthy lifestyles. Our programs, resources and services are culturally based and support traditional Aboriginal values that reflect the connected nature of physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being.