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.
Elder Wilson Bearhead presents "Reconciliation: My Journey in my Words"
Wilson Bearhead (Nakota) is a member of the Wabamun Lake Indian Band in Treaty 6 territory, Alberta. Wilson has served his people for many years as a koashka tayzun (traditional helper) in ceremony and community events. He has also served as a Chief in his community, the Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations and Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations.
In addition, Wilson has an abundance of experience working with survivors and their families, educating non-Indigenous people as well as assisting in the reclamation of culture through teachings and ceremony. He is currently working as an Elder and cultural educator/support with Elk Island Public Schools.
It has been almost three years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Alberta National Event – what has happened since? Please join us for an evening with Elder Wilson Bearhead (Nakota) as he shares about his personal experiences with Truth and Reconciliation then and now.
Date: Thursday March 23, 2017
Location: Edmonton Public Library, Whitemud Crossing Branch
Refreshments will be provided.