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.

Welcome

RISE is excited to launch our new website! It is filled with information about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved. Please explore the new site and connect with us on social media.

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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

Reconciliation Film Festival: When They Awake

Date: May 28, 2019

Time: 6:30-9:00 PM

Location: Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St NW, Edmonton

Screening

Reconciliation Film Festival: When They Awake

The festival opens with a  screening of the 2017 documentary feature When They Awake on the theme of Indigenous music and self-discovery. Following the screening will be a Q&A with Edmontonians featured in the film. 6:00 PM – Doors Open 6:30 PM – Festival Opening Greetings 6:45 PM – Film: When They Awake 8:15 PM…

Reconciliation Film Festival: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 9:00-11:00 PM

Location: Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St NW, Edmonton

Screening

Reconciliation Film Festival: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

For the second half of the double feature, At 9pm, we continue the focus on land rights with a screening of Alanis Obomsawin’s powerful 1993 documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. This is a topical film considering the debate in recent months about pipelines and First Nations land rights in BC. 8:30 PM – Doors…

Reconciliation Film Festival: Treaty Talk: Sharing the River of Life

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 6:30-9:00 PM

Location: Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St NW, Edmonton

Screening

Reconciliation Film Festival: Treaty Talk: Sharing the River of Life

The topic of land and treaty rights highlights Day 2 of the festival, with a community screening of Treaty Talk: Sharing the River of Life, produced by Patricia Makokis based in Edmonton.  A discussion with local participants will follow. 6:30 PM – Doors Open 7:00 PM – Film: Treaty Talk: Sharing the River of Life…