Posts Categorized: Reconciliation

Idea Fair at Reconciliation and Resurgence Symposium

Steering Committee member Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack recently spoke to EHC about the Idea Fair taking place on both March 3 and 4 at 1:00 PM as part of the sold-out Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton symposium.

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An In-Depth Look at the Reconciliation and Resurgence Symposium

In the lead-up to the symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton on March 3 and 4, Steering Committee member Kim Ghostkeeper has shared her perspectives on how the symposium can benefit attendees from within and outside of the heritage sector.

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HCIP Profile: Judy Iseke

Dr. Judy Iseke’s new film and website comprise a “cultural ecosystem” designed to build “resources to inform educators interested in reconciliation and language revitalization”

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A Conversation with Freda Ballantyne, an Edmonton-based Indigenous writer

The Edmonton Heritage Council’s Communications Coordinator, Molly Staley, had a conversation with Freda Ballantyne, an Edmonton-based Indigenous writer, to discuss National Indigenous Peoples Day and Indigenous Heritage in Edmonton. The Edmonton Heritage Council acknowledges that we are located at ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), on Treaty 6 territory and respects the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, whose presence… Read more »

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day!  Today we recognize the fundamental importance, contributions, and resilience of Indigenous peoples in the cultural fabric of Canada. It’s also an opportunity to look forward to the work that needs to be done to address the difficult legacy of our shared past. National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996… Read more »

River Crossing: Interpretation at the Heart of the City

On July 11, 2017, City Council approved a plan for preserving and sharing the history of Rossdale, a place at the heart of not only Edmonton’s landscape, but also its historic narrative. Olive Bailey is a Principal Planner with the City Planning Branch at the City of Edmonton and leads the Heritage Interpretive Plan for the River… Read more »

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Committing to the Truth of Our Past

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada presented the Executive Summary of their final report along with the 94 Calls to Action three years ago, Canadians and Edmontonians have been challenged to keep the process of reconciliation going. At the Edmonton Heritage Council, we have taken this commitment to heart. Over the past several… Read more »

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Reconciling Our Built Form

As someone who is still fairly new to the formal heritage sector, I am constantly learning more about the heritage community and its operating norms. And as an Indigenous person, I continually struggle with the emphasis placed on built heritage as our primary link to the past and where we come from as a community. I recently… Read more »

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Culture & Reconciliation

Last November, Chief Wilton Littlechild, Mayor Don Iveson and MLA Rod Loyola sat with Edmonton Heritage Council’s board and staff to speak about their vision of how Edmontonians would live into (and beyond) the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action. At the time, the release of the final report of the TRC was… Read more »

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First Steps on a Long Journey: Camsell Hospital Symposium

It has been two years since the Truth and Reconciliation’s National Event in Edmonton, but our city is still figuring out how to reconcile different narratives of important people, places and events. A key part of this for many in the community is the complicated history and legacy of the Charles Camsell Hospital. It has… Read more »

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