PSA – Amiskwaciy History Series: Marjorie Lavallee and Chief Terry Lavallee
March 21, 2018
Join Marjorie Lavallee and Chief Terry Lavallee as they share their perspectives on two important chapters in First Nation History. This session is part of the Amiskwaciy History Series.
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Eastglen High School Theatre, 11430 – 68 Street
Cost: Free, and refreshments provided
Marjorie Lavallee, Cree member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, presents “A Spiritual Journey of Chief Robert Smallboy.” The late Chief became her mentor and she became his language interpreter. She relates her experiences as principal at the Smallboy Camp School in the 1960s and early 70s. The camp was intended to establish a community supporting traditional Cree values, spirituality and ceremonies.
Chief Lavallee, Chief at Cowessess First Nation, presents “History of the Treaty Process with Cree Chief Bobtail.” Chief Lavallee has done extensive research on the life of Chief Bobtail and is currently working on a book, “The Promised Land.”
The Amiskwaciy History Series is an Indigenous grassroots initiative aimed at building awareness of the often untold Indigenous history of the Edmonton area. Through free monthly educational sessions, the series aims to provide accessible and culturally appropriate education to the public on Indigenous history as lived and told by the people.
The name Amiskwaciy comes from Amiskwaciy Waskahikan, or “Beaver Hill House,” a Cree term used to describe the Edmonton area.