• Cree Language Revitalization at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows

    Cree people across Turtle Island are seeking a renewed sense of pride in their heritage, free from the shadows of historical trauma. The Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Alberta is spearheading an initiative to revive the Cree language as part of the community's prayers and hymns, with the goal of instilling a renewed sense of pride in Cree Catholics that transcends the painful legacy of the residential school system.

  • Dagucayami Inishnobge and the Enduring Legacy of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation

    The Lac Ste. Anne Steel Tipi Monument, named Dagucayami Inishnobge ("our past relatives"), is a project initiated by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation. The purpose behind the monument is to ensure that the Nation’s rich heritage, spirituality, and enduring connection to the land are retained for future generations.

  • Decolonizing Wellness: Empowering Indigenous Youth

    Recognizing the importance of holistic well-being, TELUS World of Science-Edmonton (TWOSE) is stepping up its efforts to provide more comprehensive and culturally relevant programming for Indigenous youth.

  • Braided Journeys Program Nurtures Resilience in Indigenous Youth

    Indigenous youth in urban settings experience significantly higher child poverty rates and overrepresentation in justice and child welfare systems in Canada. Education is recognized as a critical determinant for improving social outcomes, yet many Indigenous students face alienation and discouragement within the mainstream education system.

  • Culturally Safe Childbirth for Indigenous Families

    Healing and reconciliation are integral elements of providing culturally safe healthcare for Indigenous people. Covenant Health in Edmonton, Alberta is one of Canada's largest Catholic healthcare organizations, driven by a mission to support all individuals and deliver holistic healing for the body, mind, and soul, irrespective of identity.

  • Algonquin language program at Kateri Native Ministry

    New to the Kendaasawin Project is a week-long Indigenous Language Training Program. The program will feature a language teacher who will share and teach the Algonquin language to Indigenous participants on Kateri land. To ensure inclusivity, all on-site events will have an online counterpart, enabling remote participation for those unable to attend in person.

  • Youth performance group to help revive Mohawk culture

    The Mohawk Community of Akwesasne is dealing with the deep impact of Residential Schools, which have led to an erosion of the Mohawk language and culture, particularly among Akwesasronon children and youth. One clear void is the lack of opportunity to pass on Mohawk traditions like social and ceremonial singing to future generations.

  • Teaching Métis culture through rug hooking

    Rug hooking, a traditional art form among the Métis, has long been a means of providing for families. In an effort to preserve the craft, the Moon River Métis Council is hosting a two-day workshop, inviting participants to learn rug hooking.

  • Teaching the art of ribbon skirt making to Métis citizens

    Ribbon skirts have a rich history among Indigenous people, initially crafted from hides and adorned with plant-based pigments. Over time, the introduction of European trade goods like cotton and ribbons transformed the materials while preserving the meanings and teachings of these garments.

  • Métis beading workshops raise awareness of MMIWG

    Métis citizen and skilled beader Shannon Beagan is hosting workshops to raise awareness and honour MMIWG through art. The workshops focus on teaching participants how to bead Red Dress Pins, the symbol of MMIWG. In addition to sharing the craft of applique beading, the session will create a meaningful space for sharing cultural insights, traditions and knowledge.