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Stories tagged: Metis

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…

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…

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…

Peter Erasmus & Storytelling

Tom Long

There’s something about a good story and a good storyteller. Stories and facts aren’t exclusive, thank goodness. We all connect…

Metis Matriarch – Thelma Chalifoux

Jenna Chalifoux

Our mothers are more than just a physical person, just as our houses are more than just a structure to…

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…

Garneau: A Neighbourhood of Nations

Jenna Chalifoux

As we go about our daily lives, driving the kids to school or walking the dog, we often forget that…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!: A Brief History of Winter Fashion in Edmonton

Laurie Callsen

As one of the largest Northern Canadian urban centres, Edmonton is known for its long, sometimes harsh winters. For centuries,…