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It’s Saskatoon season in Edmonton!
“The Cree called the berry misaskatômina. Mis means ‘everywhere.’ The berries were found all over the landspace of Alberta. When the Europeans arrived, they shortened the word to saskatoon. Today, they are called osâskatômina by the Cree…The saskatoon plant has many uses and was used by most of the First Nations and Métis people living in Alberta. They are part of feasts all year long. In the past, the bark was used for arrow shafts, and different parts of the tree were used for medicinal purposes. For example, the inner bark or roots were a remedy for diarrhea.”
On May 1, 2012 the Council on Aboriginal Initiatives endorsed a statement that Acknowledges Traditional Territory that the University of Alberta resides and reads as such:
“Welcome to the University of Alberta. I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Territory on which we are gathered today, a welcoming place for peoples from around the world. I would like to acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory for centuries such as: Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux”.
Source: Aboriginal Student Services Centre #UAlberta
SW End - High Level Bridge - Pedestrian Walk
#yeg river valley
#yeg river valley
Anonymous asked: This parks name needs to be renamed. The Cree word they are using at this time, is a single beaver house. Has nothing to do with Edmonton. How does a person or group make the powers of change aware of this huge misinterperation? I have tried many times since the park was opened, but have not had any response. It is quite emberassing.
Thanks for your comment! I’ll ask around the Faculty of Native Studies on how to appropriately address Indigenous naming with the City of Edmonton.
For further clarification, are you talking about how the Cree (Nehiyaw) word is being used, or about the meaning altogether? From my knowledge, the word representing the Indigenous territory now called “Edmonton” would be represented as amiskwaciwâskahikan, not amiskwaskahegan.
Neka’new’ak: Aboriginal Walk of Honour
Beaver Hill House Park
NE corner of Jasper Avenue and 105 Street
Chris Eyre – Cheyenne Arapaho
Born: Portland, Oregon, USA
Chris Eyre is an award winning filmmaker and has received 11 awards and 2 wins for “Smoke Signals”, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for “Edge of America”, Awards of Excellence for Best Feature Film for “A Thousand Roads”, among many others. In 2005 he was honored with the Hatch Native Spirit Award for his achievements in filmmaking. His vision as a filmmaker continues in the vein of Native America.