Telling the Story
The Indigenous Peoples’ E
xperience will enhance
Fort Edmonton’s story. It will integrate with all
aspects of the park and bring together the completehistory of Edmonton.Walking trails, lined with camps, will provide aninteractive story of the Indigenous people. Anamphitheater will showcase stories of the pehonanwith exhibition space projecting sky and trees tobring a true feeling of being outside. Making it ausable space through out the year.The camp space will give in depth information suchas creation myths, oral and written traditions, andfamily. A final show about migration, with a storyteller, leads guests to an arena show. The show isabout the spiritual and ceremonial elements ofpehonan and Indigenous cultural traditions.A retail shop, a traditionally set restaurant, andclassrooms will contribute to the entire experience.
Project Time Frame and Investment
The Indigenous Peoples Experience is expected tobe completed by 2017. Total cost for this project isestimated at $35 million.
Indigenous Peoples’ Exper
Fort Edmonton Park
Spirit of pehonan
The Indigenous Peoples
Experiencewill connect Edmontonians historiesand cultures by offering fun,respectful, engaging, and authenticexperiences.U
ltimately, “The Spirit of pehonan”,
from which our city was born, is whatwe want visitors to hold permanentlyin their hearts and memories. Thestrength of coming together withgood minds and good hearts to beopen and know one another throughthe seasons, the elements, sacredceremonies and everyday life. Thisgathering together in one place, as
one humanity; this is truly “The Spiritof pehonan.”
“pehonan”, the waiting place, will
celebrate Indigenous cultures andhistory, just before the forts arrivedhere. It will be a year-roundexperience to learn, share, andenjoy. A story long waiting to be told.