Elder in Residence

Elder in Residence | National Indigenous Awareness

EPL’s Elder in Residence program launched in 2017 as a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and acknowledgement of the City of Edmonton’s Urban Aboriginal Declaration. EPL values, recognizes and depends on the Elder in Residence to support its efforts to provide knowledge sharing and access for all Edmontonians around education, […]

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Elders | National Indigenous Awareness

There are many types of traditional Indigenous knowledge keepers, ranging from first language speakers to elders. Elders have become the most recognized type of knowledge keeper, and there are specific protocols surrounding an individual being gifted with that title. Not all older Indigenous people are elders, although they may be well-respected and knowledgeable people. The […]

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Beaver Hills House Park

Did you know that the traditional Cree name of Edmonton is amiskwacîwâskahikan? It translates to Beaver Hills House. Amiskwacîwâskahikan is a place that has been home to Indigenous peoples for millennia. It is a traditional meeting ground of the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Blackfoot and Métis. In 1876, amiskwacîwâskahikan became part of Treaty 6 […]

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National Indigenous Awareness

National Indigenous Awareness Month

This year, National Indigenous History Month is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools. Edmonton has the largest number of Indigenous residents in Alberta, with about 83,750 people in 2016 – 32.4% of the total Indigenous population in the province. Start your learning journey here to help […]

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