The month of June is National Indigenous History month, a time when we continue to recognize and celebrate the numerous contributions of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people across our country. It is also a time to continue to reflect on the calls to action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. We are all treaty people, and with that comes a responsibility to understand the history of the land we live on from an Indigenous perspective, and the changes we can make to heal our relationships with Indigenous peoples and the land.

Did you know that the Meadows community is located on land that was stolen from the Papaschase Cree First Nation? “As a result of the Govt. of Canada‘s actions in unilaterally transferring members of the Papaschase Band to the Edmonton Straggler’s list, discharging a majority of the Papaschase Band from Treaty 6 in 1885-86 through the issuance of scrip, and inducing the remainder of the Band to vacate IR 136, the Papaschase Descendants have suffered significant damages to their culture, language, and collective identity, including the loss of Indian status, band membership and their land.” – Source

You can learn more about the history of Papaschase Cree First Nation, and their fight for legal recognition of the violation of their land rights by visiting their website

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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Report


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