FIRE (Funding Indigenous Resurgence in Edmonton) program staff and leadership at the Edmonton Heritage Council are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of FIRE Grants!
LIGHTING THE QULLIQ
An Inuit led project, under the guidance of the Inuit Community Development and Education Foundation (ICDEF), seeking to engage youth and urban Inuit in traditional harvesting and preparation practices. Utilizing existing supply networks connected to the North, fresh resources will be brought to the Edmonton region for community and cultural practices. This will connect grassroots Inuit in Edmonton to said networks as well as ignite Inuit cultural practices in the urban space.
RESURGING 2S PRIDE
A three stream project, carried forward by the Edmonton 2Spirit Society, which seeks to increase 2Spirit presence in Edmonton through the past, present and future. By examining Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ history in Edmonton, supporting youth in the city and providing health supports, the E2SS will provide a greater sense of belonging for its members and interested participants.
By engaging artists, the public and scholars, the Arts Working Group in Indigenous Initiatives at the University of Alberta intends to host crowdcasted sessions with a variety of media. With this format, hosts and artists will have the flexibility to fully engage with participants through live broadcasting and q&a sessions.
PEI PEI CHEI OW
Utilizing his cooking skills and online presence, Chef Scott Jonathan Iserhoff will be hosting virtual and in-person cooking classes with an emphasis on Indigenous cuisine and foods. Participants will be provided the resources required to participate in the classes, and videos will be shared online for future visitors.
THICKER THAN BLOOD
Delving into the untold history of Indigenous music, podcaster Trent Agecoutay and musician Leanne Goose will shine a light on an important aspect of Indigenous culture from the 1960’s forward. By engaging in a number of interviews and storytelling, Thicker Than Blood will not only explore history, but open doors to a new future for young Indigenous musicians.
HIY HIY, MIIGWECH TO ALL APPLICANTS
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