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Daughters of Shining Star, Part 2

Jenna Chalifoux

Read Daughters of Shining Star, Part 1 In August  of 1782, Fort York was captured by the French. Edward Umphreville and…

Daughters of Shining Star, Part 1

Jenna Chalifoux

There are many notable women in Edmonton’s history books. The ‘Famous Five’ may come to mind straight away, in addition to…

Louise Umphreville: Edmonton’s Forgotten First Lady

Tom Long

History is how we understand the past and that understanding is based on records made and kept by biased hands….

Gifting Indigenous Ward Names

Rob Houle

On December 7, 2020, following over a year of planning and work by the Edmonton Boundaries Commission, Edmonton City Council…

In Dark Times, Go to the Garden: Part 1

Jenna Chalifoux

Plans are afoot for spring. Sunday was spent scouring the glossy pages full of roots and blossoms in a favourite…

Finding Sophie’s Way

Lea Storry

Sophie’s Way is a twist of concrete winding up a short but steep hill in the Edmonton river valley. The…

The “Grand Lady of the Métis:” Dr. Anne Anderson’s mission to preserve the Cree language

Bruce Cinnamon

mikâwê (mother)[1] When Dr. Anne Anderson was born on a river lot farm east of St. Albert in 1906, she was…

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…

Edmonton’s River Lots: A Layer in Our History

Connor Thompson

In 2018, a new Edmonton park was opened and given the name “ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞,” an appellation that evokes…

Nellie Carlson and the Indian Rights for Indian Women movement

Bruce Cinnamon

Disclaimer: Due to the importance around the legal designation of Indian status, this article sometimes uses the term “Indian” to…

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…