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A new Indigenous 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 Edmonton area.

Through free monthly educational sessions, the Amiskwaciy History Series hopes to provide accessible and culturally appropriate education to the public on Indigenous history as lived and told by the people. Videos of Previous Sessions

Monthly Sessions

Elder Irene Morin presents “I Remember When”

Join us for an evening of storytelling and laughter with Elder Irene Morin as she
remembers her own history as an Indigenous woman in leadership roles. Come hear
what Irene has to share with the community, including her great sense of humor.

Irene is a residential school survivor who has recognized Blue Quill School as the institution that gave her a good education foundation. Irene is a widow for the past 47 years and has raised 5 children on her own. She worked for the Department of Indian Affairs in the 1960s and has an extensive career in the Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (Edmonton) area with over 28 years with Enoch Cree Nation.

Throughout her life, she has provided great leadership on many important initiatives. In 2000, she was instrumental in gaining access to the Edmonton Capital Ex Parade, entering 2 floats for Enoch First Nation. Irene has been the driving force behind the Alberta Aboriginal Role Model Awards for 22 years. Furthermore, in 2017, Irene received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Senate of Canada 150 Medal.

Date: Thursday April 26, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Edmonton City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Refreshments will be provided.


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