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Welcome from the Indigenous Community

our organization the Canadian Native Friendship Centre (CNFC) has been involved with the Indigenous pavilion at the Edmonton Heritage Festival for 41 years (we missed one festival in 1995).

 

We celebrate the 3 day event with food, mini powwows, music and dance performances and our Indigenous Arts & Crafts Market.

 

We serve Bison bannock burgers, bannock, mint tea, pop and water at our pavilion. The Canadian Native Friendship Centre helps aboriginal newcomers in Edmonton with referral services, social events and recrea onal programs, bettering the lives of the Indigenous community and educating the non-Indigenous community in cultural awareness since 1962.

We shared our stage with Mexico and Liberia the past few years, so we had set-times for various performances from those pavilions. Last year we had started partnering with Fort Edmonton Park, so they can share part of the history of Edmonton. They bring in displays, such as a Métis tent, Indigenous tipi and staff wearing prop clothing and story telling.

Music...

Dance

Tradition

Food

Note from the Executive Director:

Nomenclature has changed since 1994. There were terms used at the time that are considered insulting by todays standards. 

I have removed the terms from these two pages. As a snapshot of a different time, the unedited version of the 1994 cookbook is available elsewhere on this site.  

Recipes from the 1994 Heritage Festival Cookbook

Note from the Executive Director:

Nomenclature has changed since 1994. There were terms used at the time that are considered insulting by today's standards. 

I have removed the terms from these two pages. As a snapshot of a different time, the unedited version of the 1994 cookbook is available elsewhere on this site. 

Jim

Setting up the festival

Canadian native friedship centre

Our webpage can be found at

http://www.cnfc.ca/

or social media on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CNFCEdmonton/