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The City is on a journey of building good relations with indigenous people - in the spirit and intent of the Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Accord.

Initiatives

  • Build and support good relations between the City, Indigenous people and organizations that serve Indigenous people
  • Increase Indigenous participation in the City of Edmonton workforce
  • Ensure City-mandated services address the needs of Indigenous people
  • Coordinate City participation in Indigenous community-led initiatives
  • Help the City of Edmonton fulfill the intentions of City Council's Aboriginal Declaration
  • Provide leadership and support in the renewal of the Accord
  • Provide support to the Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Affairs Committee

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Statistical Profile of Indigenous Peoples Living in Edmonton

Edmonton and surrounding area has the second largest urban Indigenous population in Canada - 52,100, or 5% of the population. (Statistics Canada, Aboriginal Peoples of Canada 2006 Census CD ROM publication).

This report was initiated by the Indigenous Relations Office to provide information about Edmonton's urban Indigenous residents and to support and influence organizations' and community decisions that affect the Indigenous community in Edmonton and surrounding area.

It contains information on basic demographic characteristics that are compared, wherever possible, to those of the non-Indigenous residents of Edmonton.

Full Report: Statistical Profile of Aboriginal Peoples Living in Edmonton - 2009
Summary: Statistical Profile of Aboriginal Peoples Living in Edmonton - 2009

Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Dialogue Process

Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Dialogue Process took place in 2005 and resulted in the creation of the Urban Aboriginal Accord. The following report and appendices captures the concerns, dreams and aspirations from some of the approximately 1800 people from Indigenous communities who were engaged during the process.

Your City, Your Voice Report
Your City, Your Voice Report appendices

Resources

Aboriginal Edmonton - Welcome Guide
Designed to serve the immediate needs of Indigenous people who are new to Edmonton.

Indigenous Edmonton Directory
Helps newcomers and citizens alike navigate the diverse and friendly Indigenous Edmonton community. 

For More Information

Indigenous Relations Office

Citizen Services
8th Floor, CN Tower
10004 - 104 Avenue NW
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

Telephone 780-944-7602
Fax 780-577-3525
Email indigenousrelations@edmonton.ca

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