Thousands of elders gather in Edmonton


Last updated 11/16/2017 at 10:36am

More than 5,000 elders of First Nations, Métis and Inuit descent gathered in Edmonton for the First National Gathering of Elders in September, 2017. The Northland's Expo Center in Edmonton is overflowing this week with Indigenous elders attending the first National Gathering of Elders.

The purpose of the three-day event was "so the Elders can come together and take their rightful place as advisors, teachers and leaders," conference organizers wrote.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the historic gathering was happening at a time when knowledge from elders is...

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