Indigenous workshops help connect all people at Fort Edmonton this month

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 12:00am

By Bealiqué Kahmahkotayo @thaedeus

Indigenous perspective workshops held at Fort Edmonton Park this fall. Photo credit: Fort Edmonton Park

A series of Indigenous perspective workshops will be held at the Fort Edmonton Park this fall, September 8th to October 4th. The workshops aim to connect people to Edmonton’s Indigenous history, culture, narratives, and traditions.

Fort Edmonton Park will be starting their first Indigenous perspective workshop on Wednesday, September 8.

Darren Dalgliesh is the President and CEO of Fort Edmonton Management Company. In a media release he says, 

“We are excited to launch our Indigenous Perspective workshops. Partnering with Indigenous businesses is an extension of our existing relations with Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We want to bring fun, engaging, immersive and totally authentic experiences to our guests and we want to continue to bring light to Indigenous narratives, customs and traditions. EPCOR’s support through the Heart+Soul fund will help us and the Indigenous businesses we partner with bring this program to life.”

Renee Williams is the spokesperson from the Fort Edmonton Management Company. She tells us what the workshops will bring for the community.

Natalie Pepin is Metis and is a Harvard graduate and is facilitating the workshops.

This endeavor is a part of the $25,000 Epcor Heart+Soul Fund that helps to support the Indigenous-focused workshops and education programs. 

The first series of workshops will be held on September 8th, 13th and 15th. The second workshop series will be on September 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th and October 4th. 

For more information on the workshop check out the Fort Edmonton website (www.fortedmontonpark.ca) or their Facebook page.

 

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