Confederacy Of Treaty 6 First Nations Celebrates 30th Anniversary With A Vibrant Powwow

By Jeremy Appel Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations held an Aug. 17 powwow on the Enoch Cree Nation reserve to celebrate its 30th anniversary, with many dignitaries in attendance, including Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi, Indigenous NDP MLAs Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse and Brooks Arcand-Paul, and UCP Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson. Kayli Avveduti, executive director of the confederacy, said it was established in 1993 as a political organization to advance the common interests of its member nations. “We share a lot of the same positions on important political issues, specifically around education, water, health, and we know that united we can force the government to sit up and listen to what we have to say,” Avveduti told reporters. “We’re still here today organized after…

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