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.
October 27, 2016: "History and Understanding Treaty No. 6" by Ron Lameman
Where: Stanley Milner Library Theatre
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Ronald J. Lameman of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Treaty No. 6 Territory, Alberta, Canada is the Director of Justice and Legal Affairs of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation located 14 kilometers southeast of the town of Lac La Biche, Alberta.
The Beaver Lake Cree Nation entered into Treaty No. 6 in 1876 and Ron Lameman has been a lifetime proponent of the Treaty focusing on upholding and enforcing the Rights of the Indigenous Nations of Treaty No. 6 in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Ron also serves as the Treaty Coordinator with Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations; he previously acted as the Executive Director. He has spent over 30 years working diligently for Treaty Rights, Land and Natural Resource rights, environmental protection, traditional subsistence rights, cultural rights, children’s rights, health and self-determination for Indigenous Peoples in Canada and around the world. He was a delegate to the second UN Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 1981 at UN European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and attended the founding session of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982.