iyiniwak okiskêyihtamowiniwaw (Indigenous Peoples Experience)
Fort Edmonton Park and the City have collaborated to offer the Indigenous Peoples Experience for free on July 25 & 26, 2022 over the Papal Visit.
We invite you to visit the award-winning Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park. Gather and explore life through the diversity of First Nations’ and Métis peoples’ histories, cultures, experiences, and perspectives, local to Indigenous life in the Beaver Hills, or Edmonton region.
Book your free admission tickets as we are #WalkingTogether in reconciliation. (Be sure to click on the date you choose on the right-hand calendar there.)
Location: Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J2R7
Dates: July 25 & 26, 2022
Dates: July 25 & 26, 2022
Gather and explore life through the diversity of First Nations’ and Métis peoples’ histories, cultures, experiences, and perspectives, local to Indigenous life in the Beaver Hills, or Edmonton region.
The Indigenous Peoples Experience was created through consultation with MOU Partners, the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, alongside Elders and community members. The exhibit explores the rich cultures of local First Nations and Métis Peoples while encouraging guests to seek out truths lived by Indigenous Peoples before and after Canada’s founding. This opportunity to uplift Indigenous communities comes at a critical time in Canada’s reconciliation with Indigenous people. It is the first exhibit of its kind in Canada.
These stories, teachings, and memories have been passed through millennia. They reflect a rich and resilient history and deep connection to the land and seasons. Whether in Cree, Dene, Anishinaabe, Nakota, Blackfoot, or Michif, this shared knowledge is timeless. It does not just exist in the past. It is here today.
The traditional name of Edmonton is Amiskwaciy Waskahikan, meaning Beaver Hills House. This place was the traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous communities, including the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Blackfoot and the Métis Peoples.
Indigenous People’s Experience Shuttle
ETS will be providing free shuttle service both days, July 25 & 26 to Fort Edmonton Park
Shuttle buses run every 15 minutes, starting at approximately 9:30 a.m., from West Edmonton Mall (temporary bus stop at 90 Avenue and 172 Street EB) and from University Transit Centre (Bus Stop #2002/Bay B).
Shuttles run until approximately 6 p.m. These shuttle buses can be identified at University/West Edmonton Mall transit centres by “Fort Edmonton Park shuttle” windshield signs.