Fort Edmonton Park has opened this summer after extensive renovations including a new Indigenous Peoples Experience that tells many personal stories from centuries ago to the present.
With support from all levels of government working in partnership with the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the Metis Nation of Alberta, elders and knowledge keepers, the park will be an important educational piece in reconciliation, understanding the past and moving forward together. Stories of residential schools and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are represented along with many other historical elements.
Narrative Supervisor, Evert Poor says “there are a lot of misperceptions that history starts 150 years ago, or 200. We have always been here”.