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
This project was made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Edmonton Community Foundation and has been organized by YWCA Edmonton and Parity YEG.
YWCA Edmonton has been a powerful voice for gender equity and social progress in the capital region since 1907. Part of an international movement, YWCA Edmonton is a trusted provider of services, programs and advocacy work that transforms lives and helps build a stronger, healthier, and equitable community for all. The organization employees close to 300 full-, part-time and seasonal staff annually.
YWCA Edmonton is the fiscal agent and one of the lead organizers for the Searching For Izena Project.
Parity YEG is dedicated to opening more doorways for women into politics. The Edmonton-based volunteer organization takes a multi-partisan approach and exists to achieve gender parity at decision-making tables. They engage, encourage and work alongside women to help them run for office.