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. Videos of Previous Sessions
Marilyn Dumont presents "The Pemmican Eaters: Edmonton’s forgotten past"
Marilyn is an Indigenous feminist who believes in Indigenous Sovereignty and the need for Indigenous Peoples to gather and support one another in the relearning of our languages.
Marilyn celebrates and promotes Indigenous peoples’ art, particularly Indigenous women’s art. Marilyn Dumont published four books of poetry; all have won awards- provincially or nationally; and one: A Really Good Brown Girl is a best-seller.
Date: Thursday April 27, 2017
Location: Edmonton Public Library, Whitemud Crossing Branch
Refreshments will be provided.