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

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

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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.

Walk With Me: display

Start date: March 1, 2019 - End date: March 31, 2019

Time: 9:00AM-9:00PM

Location: St Albert Public Library 5 Saint Anne Street St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9

Display

Walk With Me: display

Learn more about what it means to be Indigenous in Edmonton through this interactive audio installation to share the stories of our neighbours, colleagues and friends in reconciliation. Visit the display in Forsyth Hall (Program Room) and hear directly from twelve Indigenous peoples about their experiences dealing with everything from racism and discrimination to cultural re-connection and…

RISE/Socialize Volunteer Social

Date: March 21, 2019

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert

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RISE/Socialize Volunteer Social

Join us for an evening with RISE volunteers new and experienced. Network with others committed to reconciliation and learn more about ways to get involved with RISE. Hear about our history, our current programs and initiatives, and get a special guided tour of our exhibit “Reconciling Edmonton”. Light refreshments and engaging conversation will be served!