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.


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.


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

Walk With Me

Start date: May 28, 2019 - End date: July 6, 2019

Location: Edmonton Public Library - Strathcona Branch, 8331 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E9


Walk With Me

In 2016, volunteers on the RISE Programming Committee set out to challenge the notion of what it means to be Indigenous in Edmonton. The result of their work is “Walk With Me”, an interactive audio installation to share the stories of our neighbours, colleagues and friends in reconciliation. The exhibit channels the voices of 12…

Reconciling Edmonton

Start date: June 14, 2019 - End date: August 10, 2019

Location: Edmonton Public Library - Woodcroft (Westmount), 13420 114 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB


Reconciling Edmonton

Inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, four Edmonton-area women set out to find moments Indigenous people and settlers shared during the seven generations since the signing of Treaty Six. The archival photos they chose sparked the creation of Reconciling Edmonton, a series of seven paintings and community-involved poems that challenge us all…

One eRead Canada – Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

Date: June 25, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Edmonton Public Library - Whitemud Crossing Branch, 4211 - 106 Street, Edmonton, AB


One eRead Canada – Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

As part of EPL’s Exploring Reconciliation series and Canadian Urban Libraries Council’s One eRead Canada campaign, join us for Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont—a special evening with Indigenous author, actor and comedian, Dawn Dumont. Presented in partnership with RISE Book Club.