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The Royal Alberta Museum in downtown Edmonton.
region history

Returning Indigenous artifacts from RAM important but complicated, experts say

Experts say repatriation of artifacts from the Royal Alberta Museum is important for Indigenous nations. But repatriating artifacts is not as simple as asking for an item to be returned and museums or other organizations following through. Archaeologists say that's because of legislative requirements, security restraints, and the sheer number of artifacts.

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Nine students dig at three excavation sites at Historic River Lots 23 and 24 in St. Albert.
history region

Field school findings reveal pieces of St. Albert's Métis history

Dozens of beads, a French medicine bottle, and an artifact that pre-dates European contact are among the items unearthed by an archeological field school exploring the often overlooked history of Métis people in St. Albert.

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A woman stands at a podium on a circular stage, surrounded by an audience. Above them, two large panels read "Walking Forward Together" and "Explore Edmonton."
business region

Indigenous Tourism Strategy focuses on understanding, economic reconciliation

A new Indigenous tourism strategy from Explore Edmonton that's aimed at international travellers could be a step towards economic reconciliation, but observers note such work can also create unhealthy expectations unless Indigenous communities are in the driver's seat.

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A render of the new Warehouse Park
city council downtown

On the agenda: Indigenous Framework, Warehouse Park, and more

This week, a public hearing will take place on May 30. Community and public services committee will meet on May 31, urban planning committee will meet on June 1, and executive committee will meet on June 2.

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A graphic showing the city's approach to reconciliation, with Indigenous community needs and voice at the centre
city council budget

Coming up at council: Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2022

Key issues going before city council this week include the four-year capital budget and an update on answering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action.

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A smiling Jackie DeCoteau-Gill sits on a branch. She is wearing a ribbon skirt and a beaded bracelet.
business non-profits

Non-profit aims to create Indigenous end-of-life care centre

Jackie DeCoteau-Gill is heading to the final round of the Pow Wow Pitch competition on Oct. 19, where she'll have a chance to win $25,000 to help build an Indigenous end-of-life care centre in Edmonton.

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A garden in the shape of a medicine wheel, divided in four quadrants
events indigenous

How the Edmonton region is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a reminder to honour the children who did not return home from residential schools, as well as an invitation to reflect on the ongoing impact of attempts at cultural genocide on Indigenous people in Canada. Here's a look at some events planned for Sept. 30 in the Edmonton region.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Community Chest Drive Will Aid O'Connell Institute, Home for 120 Children" above a photo of a mansion with little girls in a playground in front
history indigenous

A moment in history: Sept. 28, 1949

On this day 73 years ago, funds were being raised to support Edmonton's O'Connell Institute, in a campaign that painted it in much more positive terms than many of its inhabitants experienced.

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A newspaper clipping of a story with the headline "City hunts for artifacts"
history attractions

A moment in history: July 27, 1968

On this day 54 years ago, the hunt was on for artifacts from early Edmonton for the opening of Fort Edmonton Park.

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