Place-based Connections

As a unique community of people, our coming into being is in the parkland region associated with mânitow sâkahikanihk. Historically, our Ancestors were heavily involved in local fisheries and prairie buffalo hunts, including for the purpose of provisioning fur brigades and trading posts (forts) in the Edmonton area.

We continue to live on the historic homelands inhabited for many generations by our Ancestors, and through this are perpetuating our unique customs, way of life, and recognizable group identity. Our kin networks extend west towards the Rocky Mountains, north towards Lesser Slave Lake, east towards St. Albert, and south across the North Saskatchewan River.

As evidenced by our members ongoing occupation and use, we remain deeply attached to our traditional territories, including in the vicinity around Lac Ste. Anne.

Title: Cabin and tipi at Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. Date: 1896 Remarks: George Wilkins, left. Credit: Glenbow Museum (Image No: PA-377-20)

Title: Cabin and tipi at Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta.
Date: 1896
Remarks: George Wilkins, left.
Credit: Glenbow Museum (Image No: PA-377-20)