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 to better understand our past, connect to the present, and create a shared future.
Learn more about the project by reading the full project description HERE.
Read the poetry that was created through this project HERE.
NEW: Reconciling Edmonton Notecards
Did you miss the latest public exhibit of Reconciling Edmonton? Now you can own your own little piece of the show!
Collector sets of blank notecards are now available in sets of seven, featuring the seven paintings of the Reconciling Edmonton exhibit. Sets come with envelopes and are packaged gift-ready.
Sets can be purchased for $12 each by CONTACTING US. Proceeds from each sale go to support our ongoing reconciliation programming.
This project was created by four founding members of RISE. For information on their other work, click on their names below.
Anna Marie Sewell, multi-disciplinary artist and poet, former City of Edmonton Poet Laureate
Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, writer and historian, former City of Edmonton Historian Laureate
Jennie Vegt, visual artist, former City of Edmonton Artist in Residence
Miranda Jimmy, Cultural Connector
Interested in hosting the exhibit?
Reconciling Edmonton is a community exhibit and we are always in search of publicly accessible spaces to display it. For exhibit specifications and space requirements, please click HERE. If you have additional questions, please CONTACT US.