RISE – Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton. We are a group of citizens in the Edmonton region committed to reconciliation in actions and words.

RISE respectfully acknowledges that our work takes place in the territory of Treaty Six – the traditional lands of the Blackfoot, the Cree, the Dene, the Nakota Sioux, and the Saulteaux and later the Métis and settlers and descendants of settlers from all over the world. The banks of the North Saskatchewan River has been a sacred gathering place for tens of thousands of years since time immemorial. Peoples from across Turtle Island have been coming here to share, learn, trade, and celebrate – the same spirit and intent that grounds our work of reconciliation.

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Thank you to our Supporters

The work of RISE is made possible because of the many sponsors, supporters, and partners we have in the community. Click HERE to learn about all the organizations we work with to make reconciliation happen in our city.

Upcoming Events

2020 RISE Reconciliation Film Festival

Start date: May 29, 2020 - End date: June 7, 2020

Location: ONLINE

Screening

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Join us for the 3rd Annual RISE Reconciliation Film Festival online from May 29-June 7, 2020. To respect public health orders for physical distancing, this year’s film festival will be all online from the comfort of your own home. For 10 days, links to free Indigenous films will be posted daily online here and on…

Truth & Reconciliation 5th Anniversary Online Book Club Series

Start date: June 2, 2020 - End date: June 30, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

Location: ONLINE

Discussion

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Join fellow community members to review, explore and discuss “Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future“, to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of the 2015 release of the TRC Report and Calls to Action. This five-part series will guide participants through selections and meaningful dialogue each week on topics past and future, arguably more pronounced…

Truth & Reconciliation: Reflecting on the last 5 years

Date: June 10, 2020

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Location: ONLINE

Discussion

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It’s been five years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released it’s final report, a year after holding it’s 7th and final National event took place in amiskwaciwâskahikan, also known as Edmonton. What has the commission meant for reconciliation over the past half decade? Join us on June 10th for a panel discussion that reflects…