Amiskwaciy History Series
Amiskwaciy History Series is an Aboriginal lead grassroots initiative aimed at creating awareness regarding the often-untold Indigenous history of the Edmonton area.
The name Amiskwaciy comes from Amiskwaciy Waskahikan or “Beaver Hill House”, a Cree term used to describe the area now known as Edmonton.
Through free monthly educational sessions, the Amiskwaciy History Series hopes to provide accessible and culturally appropriate education to the public on Aboriginal history as lived and told by the people.
May 19, 2016 : "Traditional Woman Teachings" by Dr. Diana Steinhauer
Where: Stanley Milner Library Theatre
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Dr. Diana Steinhauer is from Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Treaty No. 6 Territory. She is an educator with 30 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, and administration in K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions.
Most importantly, she is a mother and first teacher of her two children, Alexis and Ty. Diana completed her Doctorate in iyiniw pimãtisiwin kiskeyitamowin (Indigenous Peoples Knowledge) at University Blue Quills. She is particularly grateful to Elders and Knowledge Keepers who have guided and mentored her in Indigenous Knowledge and ways of being as a kise iskwew.
Recognizing the value and work of iyiniw pimatisiwin, Diana’s work as a change agent in language, education, and treaty is grounded upon her late father’s adage, pimãtisîtotetân kimiyikowisiwininaw, Let us live life the way our Creator intended us to live.
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