Vibrant Communities Speaker Series

Reconciliation - A Panel Discussion


Part of having complete, vibrant communities, is ensuring all people are respected and honoured for their contributions. This is something we as a nation and as a community have fallen short on throughout our time on this land. Reconciliation is necessary to advance our communities and work together with Indigenous peoples. But what does reconciliation mean? How can we contribute? Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton (or RISE) is a group of citizens in the Edmonton region who are committed to supporting reconciliation in words and actions. They have grown out of the needs left by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and are intent on helping to maintain momentum in this key area. We are lucky to have four members of RISE here to hold a panel discussion on reconciliation in Edmonton.

When: Monday, 6 June 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)
Where: Yellowhead Brewery – 10229 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton

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Doors at 6:30, presentation starting at 7:00. Cash bar available with appetizers and discussion afterwards.


Miranda Jimmy

Miranda-300Miranda Jimmy is a member of Thunderchild First Nation and has been a proud Edmontonian for the past 15+ years. She considers herself to be a ‘community connector’ and has dedicated her career and personal time to working in the not-for-profit sector, linking organizations with Indigenous communities in the areas of health promotion, literacy, and community development.

Kasey Machin

Urban-Systems-Kasey-Machin-300Kasey Machin is a policy advisor and community liaison for Ward 1 Councillor Andrew Knack and a mom to two boys. She is a proud founding member of RISE, vice-chair of Equal Voice Alberta-North chapter, and active in her community league. Kasey is determined to make the city she loves a more welcoming, equitable place for all.

Jane Purvis

Urban-Systems-Jane-Purvis-33Jane Purvis has been told that she has an open heart and an open mind. She keeps on working to live up to that. Having grown up in Treaty 7 territory, she now lives in Treaty 6 territory with her husband and two young sons. Jane likes trees and sky and chocolate chip cookies, but only the soft kind.

Anna Marie Sewell

Urban-Systems-AnnaMarie-300Anna Marie Sewell is a multidisciplinary writer and was Edmonton’s Poet Laureate 2011-13. Her Laureate legacy projects include The Poem Catcher, an 18 month public art installation based on Anishinabe traditional Dream Catchers, and is archived at Anna Marie has toured and taught across Canada and internationally; Reconciling Edmonton continues a 20-year plus practice of collaborative arts projects. She blogs at

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