Outside the conference rooms in Edmonton where Indigenous elders gathered this week was a quiet place for them to rest and recharge. An art exhibit featuring work from Indigenous artists was set up as a special gesture for the more than 4,000 elders who were part of the first-ever National Gathering of Elders. "We wanted to welcome the elders. We wanted to give them a place where they could just be honoured visually," said Dawn Marie Marchand, curator of the exhibit.
The steel security fences will come down Saturday to reveal a new downtown park, built in honour of one of Edmonton's most extraordinary former residents. It will be the first chance for people to walk inside Alex Decoteau Park at 105th Street and 102nd Avenue. Killed in 1917 during the Second Battle of Passchendaele, Decoteau's legacy continues to inspire Canadians a century later. He represented Canada at the 1912 Olympics as a long distance runner, and served in the First World War.
Haunted by the mystery disappearance of his mother 17 years ago, Ricki Munro brought the case to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Wednesday. An inquiry team is in Edmonton this week meeting privately with families to get them registered and ready for the actual hearings which will be held here in November. Blind from birth, the 26-year-old Munro uses a cane to find his way.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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