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Hear from Amber Paquette, Edmonton’s Historian Laureate – Feb 1 at noon

Posted on: Jan 29, 2021

We are excited to invite the CUE community to a special lecture with Amber Paquette, Edmonton’s Historian Laureate, this coming Monday, Feb 1 at 12:00 noon.

Register today at tinyurl.com/CUECommitmentLecture2021

Amber Paquette is a Métis multi-disciplinary artist, film-maker and Indigenous People’s interpreter born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Her life’s passion and work have long been inspired by the rich history and culture of her family.

Amber has worked professionally as a historian, story-teller and Indigenous People’s Interpreter with Fort Edmonton Park for several years. Her work with the public has centred on the daily re-enactment of Edmonton’s historic Fur Trade era and Indigenous culture and traditions.

Amber can trace her ancestry back to many of the prolific founders of early Fort Edmonton – Cree, Iroquois, French and Scottish fur traders who played a pivotal role in the city’s birth.

As Historian Laureate, Amber introduces Edmontonians to many local stories and characters through a series of short documentary films. Amber hopes to inspire Edmontonians to foster a deeper connection with their city and the places they call home, while paying homage to the incredible contributions of her First Nations and Métis ancestors.

Photo credit: City of Edmonton