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

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.


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

First Contact Screening & Panel

Date: January 30, 2019

Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

Location: Metro Cinema, 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1E9

Discussion | Screening

First Contact Screening & Panel

RISE invites you to a screening of First Contact, a new reality show that takes six Canadians, on a unique 28-day exploration of what it means to be Indigenous in Canada. The show’s participants were chosen because of their opinions of Indigenous Peoples and the journey was intended to challenge their viewpoints. All three 45-minute…

Reconciling Edmonton: Opening Reception

Date: February 9, 2019

Time: 2:30-5:00 PM

Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1E5


Reconciling Edmonton: Opening Reception

2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the final Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. These events preceded the publication of 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The Gallery is committed to presenting contemporary exhibitions and programs that respectfully acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous peoples to ongoing education and…

Reconciling Edmonton: exhibit

Start date: February 9, 2019 - End date: March 30, 2019

Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5


Reconciling Edmonton: exhibit

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.