Recent stories about reconciliation

A newspaper clipping that reads "Recruiting problem at Camsell denied"
history indigenous

A moment in history: June 12, 1971

On this day in 1971, officials at the Charles Camsell Hospital were denying news reports that the institution was struggling to recruit new medical staff.

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The number 52 bus drives on 107 Street in downtown Edmonton.
city council transit

On the agenda: District planning, truth and reconciliation, transit improvements

This week will be the last of committee meetings in 2023, with councillors set to learn more about the city's progress on its truth and reconciliation efforts, district planning, and improving transit.

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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 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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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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