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Stories tagged: historical narrative

Rev. Robert Rundle: The Missionary and his Cat

Neil Cramer

The history of missionaries as they relate to the development of post-contact Canada is long, complicated, and often very emotional,…

The Other Side of Emily Murphy

Terry Jorden

Shortly after entering Emily Murphy Park, which sits on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River between Groat Bridge and…

Our Shared Reconciliation Journey

Mayor Don Iveson

In my role is Mayor I am often asked to champion important causes and lend my voice to local community…

The Curious Case of the 1908 Enoch Surrender

Rob Houle

At the time of Treaty No. 6, much change and settlement was taking place in the West, with displacement and…

François Lucier and the Fight Against Horse Thieves

Lauren Markewicz

Horses were a vital resource at Fort Edmonton and hundreds were kept by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) in the…

Amiskwaciwâskahikan Ostêsimâwasinahikan Nikotwâsik

Rob Houle

Throughout Indigenous territories, histories, cultures and stories, there exist a number of locations that hold a special significance, apart from…

Richard Henry Secord and Métis Scrip Speculation

Rob Houle

When history is told, it largely reflects events, understandings and individuals who best serve the desires of the recorder. In…

Heritage Meets History: Exploring a Family’s Past

Tim O'Grady

I married into a big Edmonton family. The matriarch of the clan is Elsie Henderson (née Maksymuik), my wife’s grandmother….

Subverting Edmonton

Rhonda Kronyk

When you think of Edmonton you likely don’t think of subversive acts. After all, we are conservative prairie dwellers who…

From There to Here: Reflections and Storytelling

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Monday, July 27 was warm, as you’d expect on a summer day in Edmonton. In the open space of the…

Reconciling Edmonton

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Too often Edmonton’s story is presented as one of pioneers, homesteaders and settlement where Indigenous Peoples are relegated to the…

A Place for Women: The Wauneita Society at the University of Alberta

Sally Scott

In 1908, Alberta premier Alexander Rutherford’s dream came to fruition. The University of Alberta was formed in Strathcona, and class…