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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

Celina Loyer presents “The Michel Band Exhibit”

Celina Loyer is the daughter of Gilbert Anderson, a well-known local Métis fiddler, and Kathleen Steinhauer, who was from Saddle Lake First Nation. Celina has taken her insights while growing up in Edmonton to embrace the best of both worlds. Celina is an Aboriginal Programmer at the Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert.

Date: Thursday November 23, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Edmonton Public Library, Whitemud Crossing Branch

Refreshments will be provided.

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