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The Siksika Nation Partners with the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

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ByEmil Tiedemann On February 22, the Siksika Nation Tribal Administration and the WilderInstitute/Calgary Zoo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that seeks to develop a respectful and equitable relationship related to supporting reconciliation and creating opportunities for the Siksika people. Photo by Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. “We are proud to partner with the Siksika Nation to integrate recognition of their long presence on these precious lands into our interpretive programs, particularly in the Canadian Wilds, and to create opportunities to advance understanding and reconciliation,” stated Cl√©ment Lanthier , the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s President and CEO. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is the rebranded Calgary Zoo Foundation and is focused on all conservation aspects of the zoo, which dates back to 1929. “Together, we will continue to be a force of nature for making the world a wilder place,” stated the Office of Chief and Council Government of Siksika Nati

The Ultimate Edmonton Trivia Book!

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By Emil Tiedemann In case you haven't already guessed by now, I'm a big ol' nerd! Not the kind who's obsessed with Marvel movies or Dungeons & Dragons , but the kind who gets unnaturally excited when he hears the words "trivia night"! But I've come to terms with my nerdom and that's allowed me to do whatever the hell I want to without worrying about what others think (to an extent of course, I'm only human after all)! That includes making a trivia book about my hometown! Oh, and using excessive amounts of exclamation marks and emoticons!! ;) Earlier this month, I published a brand new book, The Ultimate Edmonton Trivia Book . It only made sense for me to finally combine two of my favourite things: Edmonton and trivia! In fact, I'm surprised it took me THIS long to come up with this idea! There is no place quite like my hometown Edmonton (Treaty 6/ amiskwaciw√Ęskahikan ), the self-proclaimed (and deservingly so) “City of Champions.” Whether

Get to Know Who's Running: Andrew Knack (Ward Nakota Isga)

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By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Electio n  coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Andrew Knack Ward  Nakota Isga Andrew Knack " Andrew was born in Edmonton, raised just west in the city of Spruce Grove and has lived in west Edmonton since early 2002. Andrew received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 2006 and managed a retail business based in West Edmonton Mall unti

Get to Know Who's Running: Muhammad Herman Gill (Ward Karhiio)

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By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Electio n  coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Muhammad Herman Gill Ward  Karhiio Muhammad Herman Gill " I have always believed in creating a community and working for people wherever I am, and this foray is an extension of that. I firmly believe that I am the right person for this job. The biggest difference between me and everyone else running is that I

Get to Know Who's Running: Jo-Anne Wright (Ward Sspomitapi)

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By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Electio n  coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Jo-Anne Wright Ward  Sspomitapi Jo-Anne Wright " I am passionate about Edmonton and proud to have been born and raised here. My husband and I have called the Meadows Community home for 30 years - and this is where we raised our three children. I was involved with our children's school and sporting activiti

Get to Know Who's Running: Adrian Bruff (Ward O-day'min)

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By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Electio n  coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Adrian Bruff Ward  O-day'min Adrian Bruff " I am a community activist and organizer.  A MacEwan Alumni who works as a Social Worker and Disability Advocate within our communities.  I am involved in the disability field, housing our homeless, crime and safety and working to reintegrate adults back into our