Local Architects Aim to Increase Evidence of Edmonton’s Aboriginal Population in Art, Buildings

By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal
February 28, 2012

Searching for evidence of Edmonton’s aboriginal history took Zoe Todd to out-of-the way spots — the north LRT tracks, industrial sites, the rarely used downtown Beaver Hills Park. Edmonton has the second largest urban aboriginal population in Canada, but the impact of that culture and history almost invisible in the shapes of the buildings and art of the street. Calgary names major freeways after local First Nations bands, Winnipeg created an aboriginal history walk in its most popular park, the totem poles of Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology are a tourist hot spot, but Edmonton’s largest tribute is tucked between an industrial site and a busy road in Rossdale. More … 

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