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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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A smiling Danielle Paradis, wearing T-shirt with Cree syllabics on it, stands with her arm around McKenzie Toulouse
technology education

Immersive program combines coding, ceremony, and Indigenous knowledge

A program that merges technology and traditional teachings has come to Edmonton to give Indigenous young adults digital skills and deeper connections to their communities.

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ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ Amiskwaciy-wâskahikan
indigenous canada

Truth and reconciliation in Edmonton: Where we're at and what you can do

Implementation of the City of Edmonton's Indigenous Framework, which city council endorsed in February after extensive consultation with a panel of Indigenous leaders, is in its "embryonic stage." Edmontonians can help ensure the strategy doesn't just become lip service.

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Several pairs of children's shoes set at the feet of a monument on the Alberta legislature grounds
city council history

Edmonton joins movement to mourn residential school deaths

A rundown of what was said in Edmonton over the weekend in response to the discovery of the remains of 215 children in an unmarked grave outside of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

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