Upcoming Indigenous workshops aim to help connect all people at Fort Edmonton Park

Indigenous lady looking at art display at Fort Edmonton Park exhibit
Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton commences their Indigenous perspective workshops this month. Photo credit: Courtney Higgins
Bealique' Kahmahkotayo - CFWE - EdmontonAL | 09-09-2021

Fort Edmonton will be starting their first workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Darren Dalgliesh is the president and CEO of Fort Edmonton Management Company. In a news release, he said he was excited to "bring this program to life."

“We are excited to launch our Indigenous Perspective workshops. Partnering with Indigenous businesses is an extension of our existing relations with Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We want to bring fun, engaging, immersive and totally authentic experiences to our guests and we want to continue to bring light to Indigenous narratives, customs and traditions. EPCOR’s support through the Heart+Soul fund will help us and the Indigenous businesses we partner with bring this program to life," he stated.

This endeavor is a part of the $25,000 Epcor Heart+Soul Fund that helps to support the Indigenous-focused workshops and education programs.

The first series of workshops will be held on September 8th, 13th and 15th. The second workshop series will be on Sept. 20, 22, 27, 29 and Oct. 4.

For more information on the workshop check out the Fort Edmonton website (www.fortedmontonpark.ca) or their Facebook page.

Tune into the CFWE interview below with comments from Dalgliesh as well as Renee Williams, spokesperson from the Fort Edmonton Management Company, and Natalie Pepin, who is Métis and a Harvard graduate who is facilitating the workshops: