Angela Young, MA

Angela Young a proud member of the Stoney Nakoda Sioux Nation and the Chiniki First Nation Band. In 2004 she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Calgary, Alberta. Her role models are within her family and extended family along with the endless inspiration, encouragement, love, and support of her late parents drove her to excel beyond barriers and challenges. She was an ambitious adult learner while at the same time being a young mother to four children whom are now young adults. Angela strove for higher education while embracing her family roots and cultural heritage which was the foundation to her success.

Today, Angela continuously devote her time to youth especially Aboriginal Youth within the province of Alberta. She furthered her professional expertise to become an entrepreneur in areas of highly needed services amongst the Aboriginal population of Alberta in which Angela has founded her two businesses:

  • Younghunter Support Services Corp - a company that, since 2006, provides support services to Aboriginal children, youths, and families who have child intervention status with Children Services of Alberta; and
  • Blue Thunderbird Tee-Bee Corp - a fully licensed and fully accredited residential care facility for youths between the ages of 10 years old to 17 years old, and has been in operation since 2009. It serves Aboriginal Youths in care of Children’s Services of Alberta.

Previously, Angela held the position of Executive Director of Stoney Child and Family Services, Stoney Tribal Administration as a worker and director from 1999 to 2003. She made tremendous reform to the program which created job opportunities for qualified Stoney employees. She spear headed a move to uphold with pride equal partnership with the provincial and federal governments.  She has been successfully involved first as advisor and executive director of an integration of 8 programs under the umbrella of Chiniki Community Action Program from 2002 to 2006 implementing a holistic approach to the service delivery for children, youths, adults, and elders within the community.

Aside from her professional obligations with the businesses, Angela enjoys precious time with family including six grandchildren, she also enjoys in her spare time reading books, aqua size, walking, making regalia, bead work and attending pow-wows.