Chief says Edmonton sits on stolen Indian land, hopes to reconcile past wrongs – APTN

Chief says Edmonton sits on stolen Indian land, hopes to reconcile past wrongs – APTN

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015789 Views

July 14, 2015

EDMONTON — Long before the City of Edmonton was established, there lived an Indigenous tribe since time immemorial.

Then in the late 1800’s the Federal Government moved in to settle the area, and soon after used coercion and fraud to displace the Papaschase Band and steal their lands, said Chief Calvin Bruneau.

He said what happened has been lost in the city’s consciousness, however the Papaschase people are still alive and well today.

“The government wants it forgotten, but it’s always been kept alive in families,” said Bruneau.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/07/14/chief-says-edmonton-sits-stolen-indian-land-hopes-reconcile-past-wrongs/

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