Toward True Reconciliation
EndPovertyEdmonton has made great strides in continuing the Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre project by building on the good work done by the Indigenous community and the City of Edmonton. EndPovertyEdmonton has been able to do all this work by keeping their ear to the ground, by seeing and then helping to realize opportunity. They do that by including everyone, they live by a good version of inclusion. They are strategic, but save space for creativity and community contribution to shine through. They do the work in an honest and evidence-based way. Working with EndPovertyEdmonton and the Indigenous community in this way makes me feel like I’m a part of something that’s different, that has a real chance to make a big difference for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living in poverty.
— Karen Bruno, Indigenous Circle Co-Chair (2020)
With support from EndPovertyEdmonton the Indigenous Circle built out a 10-year strategic plan and was instrumental in creating the forthcoming community goals framework.
Tools for Economic Reconciliation
Indigenous cultural values and teachings and research from Indigenous and non-Indigenous sources helped the Indigenous Circle develop an Economic Reconciliation framework to guide EndPovertyEdmonton’s work going forward.
The Indigenous Circle has made strides in contributing to important conversations in our community through the publication of op-eds and through inclusion at different community conversations.
EndPovertyEdmonton supports the work of the Indigenous Circle, their subcommittees and the Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre project through empowerment and Indigenization of internal process and ways of knowing and being.