Vision

A strong healthy community where all cultures respect each other. 

Mission

Educating, inspiring and empowering young people through Indigenous ways of knowing, with respect and honour for the natural world, for themselves and for all people. 

Values

Transparency

We believe that our actions and decisions must be carried out in an environment of openness, accountability and communication with our community. 

As an organization with philosophies based in Aboriginal culture, and committed to sharing Aboriginal ways of being and knowing, Ghost River Rediscovery lives by the Seven Sacred Laws: 


Humility

Wolf - We accept all beings as equal, and place the consideration of others, particularly the children and youth who (re)discover our world with us, before ourselves. 



Honesty

Sabe - We act with integrity and truthfulness, seeking always to be honest to the laws of the creator, to each other and to ourselves. 

Respect

Buffalo - Our relationships are built on respect for the Earth, its creatures, and all peoples.



Courage

Bear - We strive to overcome fears that prevent us, and the children and youth with whom we share life and learning, from living our true spirit as human beings. 


Love

Eagle - We act in love. Love for the creator, the earth, ourselves, and our fellow human beings. 



Wisdom

Beaver - We respect and nurture the special gifts in each person. We encourage people to use their gifts to develop peaceful and healthy families and communities. 


Truth

Turtle - We seek truth in all we do. We are faithful to the Seven Sacred Laws in our actions and in our decisions.


Strategic Directions

  1. Providing year round cultural education opportunities based on Aboriginal ways of knowing and being that enhance the respect of all cultures for each other.

  2. Building and nurturing an integral connection with Aboriginal communities.

  3. Measuring the difference we make in society through the lives of urban Aboriginal children and youth.

  4. Growing the Ghost River Community through relationships and strategic partnerships with individuals, agencies, corporations, and all levels of government.

Focus

Urban Aboriginal Children and Young Adults




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