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At the direction of the Alberta First Nation Chiefs, the Three Eagle Wellness Society was formed in 1991. The Board of Directors consists of representatives from the three Treaty areas in Alberta. The objective of the Society is to manage the prevention projects funded through AANDC's FVPP. This aggregated funding aims to maximize the reach in benefit for all First Nation communities in Alberta. The Society has an administrator who works with the Alberta First Nations in preparing project proposals, provides training to First Nation Coordinators; collect the required reports from the First Nations who received project funding and works with the auditors on the annual audit submission to AANDC.

In addition to funding individual First Nation projects, the Society has hosted a series of Youth Gatherings where the objectives of the gathering are to engage First Nation youth in discussions about drugs, alcohol and to provide prevention training that they can deliver in their home communities. In 2009-2010, the Government of Alberta provided $75K to Three Eagle Wellness Society in support of the Annual Youth Gathering.

The Society also forms partnerships with other organizations. For example, in 2008-2009, the Society formed a partnership with First Nations and Inuit Health branch of Health Canada regarding the Blood Borne Pathogens initiative. This initiative was included in workshops with the First Nation Coordinators and at the Annual Youth Gathering. The partnership continued into fiscal year 2011-2012.

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