David Turner

Vice President and Partner (Alberta)

A non-status Indian of Saulteaux (Pinaymootang First Nation, Manitoba) and African American descent, David is an independent consultant with a Diploma of Social Work (Honours) from Mount Royal College in Calgary. His experience includes initiatives in health, social services, management, policy development and community engagement. David has worked with both urban and First Nations social services programs.

David has 30 years’ experience facilitating complex government contracts and public relations/stakeholder relations with Aboriginal communities across Canada. His current consulting activities include meeting facilitation, team development, cross-cultural understanding between northern First Nations and Métis Settlements and the oil and gas industry. Presently he is working for AHS as an Advisor for the Indigenous Health Program.

For 6 years, David served as a Director on the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) Board. The AHF was responsible for distributing funding to First Nations, Metis and Inuit Communities for residential school healing.