"Ask Me Anything about Urban Indigenous Issues" with Chief Billy Morin

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm
"Ask Me Anything about Urban Indigenous Issues" with Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation

Learn more about urban reserves and other urban Indigenous issues with Enoch Cree Nation Chief Billy Morin. June 10, 12-1PM.

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What's an urban reserve? How might my community benefit? Join Chief Billy Morin of Enoch Cree Nation to find out.

You likely haven't heard of urban reserves as Edmonton doesn't have any yet. But that's changing. And with more than 80,000 Indigenous people living in the city, the implications for everyone, including Community Leagues, are broad.

An urban reserve is a First Nation reserve within or near an urban centre. There are more than 120 of these reserves in Canada. Alberta is the only western province without urban reserves, but this will change. A new agreement with the City of Edmonton will soon see a small parcel of land that is a gravesite in Edmonton's Glastonbury neighbourhood become an urban reserve. This agreement will serve as a blueprint for further urban reserves in Edmonton.

Join the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues for a lunch and learn. Chief Morin has invited everyone to ask him anything when it comes to urban reserves and urban Indigenous issues in general.



In 2015, Chief Billy Morin was elected as the youngest Chief in the history of Enoch Cree Nation Maskekosihk at the age of 28. Now in his third term, his most important accomplishments include revitalizing Cree language and culture, prioritizing youth education and empowerment, and catalyzing Enoch’s exponential economic development to diversify the Nation’s businesses.

In 2020, Chief Morin was elected by the other 16 Chiefs of Treaty Six to represent them as Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations for a one-year term.



* Introductions

* What is an urban reserve? Why is Enoch Cree Nation interested in developing them in Edmonton?

* What are the experiences of other Western Canadian cities with urban reserves?

* Questions and answer in an open forum with Chief Morin


"Ask Me Anything about Urban Indigenous Issues" with Chief Billy Morin
Enoch Cree Nation

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