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Indigenous women gift new names for Edmonton’s 12 municipal wards


The group of 17 Indigenous women

Called themselves iyiniw iskwewak wihtwâwin (Indigenous Women’s Action/Movement), and was made up of women from First Nations in Treaty 6, 7, and 8 territories, as well as Métis and Inuit peoples.

Over six weeks in August and September, the women gathered weekly either online or in a physically distanced fashion, to share stories, engage in ceremony, tour some of the wards and use the guidance of spirit, Knowledge Keepers, and Elders to recommend 12 deeply meaningful names.

by City of Edmonton | Posted on December 15, 2020

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