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Canada Day 150 – One Person’s Perspective By Sheila Willis

My Perspective ~ Canada Day 150 By Sheila Willis I have really struggled with the 150th Birthday of Canada.  Being a historian, the writings of the past are good examples of some of the subtle ways that Indigenous peoples have been disregarded and disrespected in the past - this aside from the residential [...]

Opening of Desmarais Indian Residential School, Wabasca, Alberta, 1959 – Bigstone Cree Nation

Opening of Desmarais Indian Residential School, Wabasca, Alberta, 1959 - Bigstone Cree Nation Bigstone Cree Nation  - Opening of Desmarais Indian Residential School, Wabasca, Alberta, 1959 Date of Photo/Image:    December 8, 1959 History Check App Alberta's Ultimate Heritage & Travel Companion App  Launching Summer 2017 If you [...]

By | 2017-06-21T22:39:47+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Alberta History, First Nations, Indigenous|0 Comments

Saddle Lake First Nation Peoples Travel to Red Deer Indian Industrial School – Methodists – Circa 1900-1920

Saddle Lake First Nation Peoples, Parents & Children, Travel to Red Deer Indian Industrial School - Methodists - Circa 1900-1920 Saddle Lake First Nation Peoples - A group of students and parents from the Saddle Lake Reserve (Alberta), en route to the Methodist-operated Red Deer Indian Industrial School, Alberta, Date of Photo/Image:   [...]

By | 2017-06-21T22:42:55+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Alberta History, First Nations, Indigenous|0 Comments

Alberta Found Conch Shell Likely Prehistoric Trade From Caribbean Over 1000 Years Ago

Alberta Found Conch Shell Likely Prehistoric Trade From Caribbean Over 1000 Years Ago The most likely explanation for the RAM’s shell is prehistoric trade from the Caribbean to Alberta 1000 years ago. There are some artifacts found in Southwestern Manitoba, such as this shell gorget, made from a species of shellfish native to [...]

By | 2017-05-30T17:19:33+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Archaeology, Fossils, Heritage, Indigenous|0 Comments

Alberta Storytellers – Preserve Community History – Historical Stories

Alberta History Storytellers - Every family photo has a story attached to it. We encourage you to share your story, preserve your family heritage - share your story with@HistoryCheckApp. Our project relies on Albertans, like yourself, taking the time to share - your participation is important. Take the time to tell your heritage story [...]

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