Today marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to celebrate, highlight and reflect upon the rich histories, cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. June 21 was chosen because it coincides with the summer solstice, a sacred and joyous time for many First Nations peoples because it marks the longest day of the year. There are lots of COVID-friendly National Indigenous Peoples Day events happening around the capital
PART 7: What If
What if the 31 women who served on Edmonton City Council over the past century were never elected. How different would our city look and feel? Would Edmonton be Edmonton?
While Edmonton’s women councillors did all the bread-and-butter work during their terms – budgets, committee meetings etc. – many also brought forward initiatives that made our city more livable, more beautiful, more Edmonton.
The Searching For Izena Project asked two former City of Edmonton historian laureates to take us on a tour of sorts and talk about the incredible, often visionary and sometimes hidden legacies of many of our former female councillors. From the always controversial Talus Dome to our tranquil river valley system to City Hall, join us for a special journey that will change the way you forever look at Edmonton.Guests: Shirley Lowe, Marlena Wyman