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Registration Open for Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton Symposium
Registration is now open for the one-time symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton and the pre-symposium workshop Bridging the Gap: Guiding Principles On Your Path to Reconciliation.
A diverse set of programming will help individuals and organizations from within and outside the heritage sector to find new ways forward with a focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action pertaining to Museums and Archives and the Heritage sector.
Consider, examine, and revisit current ways of thinking and working in the Heritage sector through presentations based on newly acquired knowledge, teachings, and lessons around the topic of Heritage, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Cultural Resurgence. This symposium will cultivate a space for personal and professional breakthroughs around reconciliation, addressing gaps in representations of Indigenous heritage in our organizations and community-based work.
Three Historians Laureate Share Comments and Insights
Have a look at EHC’s latest blog post, featuring insights from Historians Laureate Marlena Wyman, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, and Shirley Lowe for inspiration if you or someone you know might be interested in working to create awareness of Edmonton’s heritage and to act as an ambassador for the city on historical matters.
The backgrounds of those who have held the post in the past represent a great diversity of experience, and some of them didn’t see themselves as obvious candidate for the position before rising to the occasion.
The next Historian Laureate will receive an annual honorarium provided by the Edmonton Historical Board, for the length of the two-year term.
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Call for Casino Volunteers
What: AGLC casino fundraiser benefiting Edmonton Heritage Council
Who: You! (if you are 18 years of age or older)
When: May 12-13 and May 13-14, 2020
Where: Century Casino (13103 Fort Rd NW, Edmonton)
Why: To raise essential funds for EHC and give community members a chance to contribute in a fun and exciting way.
No prior experience is required for count room workers, cashiers, chip runners, and bankers; training will be provided.
Heritage Community Investment Program Survey
The Edmonton Heritage Council is looking for community feedback on the administration of Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) grants, with the aim of increased efficiency. By completing this survey, anyone who has engaged with or would like to engage with any HCIP grant stream can have their feedback taken into account before the potential implementation of such changes as increasing available funds in each cohort of individual streams through a reduction in the number of intakes.
March 6 and June 5 are the deadlines for the first two intakes of both the Project Accelerator and Travel streams. Following public consultation including this stakeholder survey, we will release further deadlines in the coming months.
Contribute to ECAMP: 2020 Call for Story Contributors
Anyone with a passion for Edmonton’s history or cultural heritage who enjoys writing, researching, or storytelling is invited to pitch story ideas before the first intake deadline of March 31.
The Edmonton Heritage Council has undertaken a number of initiatives that explore Edmonton’s past and present, and look toward the city’s future with the goal of providing Edmontonians a deeper understanding of who they are.
The Edmonton Heritage Council’s reports include strategic plans, foundational statements, annual reports and other research, undertaken in an effort to develop and promote informtaiont about Edmonton’s heritage to its citizens.
Our blog is where we keep the public and EHC members up to date on what’s happening around the Edmonton Heritage Council office, ideas we’re interested in, upcoming events and new initiatives we’re working on.