hide You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of University of Alberta using Archive-It. This page was captured on 16:05:29 Dec 08, 2010, and is part of the HCF Alberta Online Encyclopedia collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page.
Heritage Community Foundation Presents
Alberta Online Encyclopedia
Elders Voices
Home     |     About     |     Contact Us     |     Sitemap     |     Timeline     |     Resources
The Peoples
Dancers

The Peoples section takes you one step closer to the cultures that were present since time immemorial in what is now called the Province of Alberta. The Elders are the knowledge keepers in many Aboriginal communities throughout the land. They hold the stories, histories and way of life for their communities of today and tomorrow. From generation to generation these gifts are passed down through a series of lessons.

The Aboriginal people within the Province of Alberta may be classified along many categories. In this section, we provide a brief classification that is along a language line. From the Blackfoot, who are a part of the Algonquian language family in Southern Alberta, to the Dene in Northern Alberta, who are a part of the Athabascan language family, Alberta is treasure chest of Aboriginal language groups.

In addition to language family classification we have included a map illustrating treaty groups, Métis settlements and Métis regions in the Province of Alberta, providing a current geographical reference.


Albertasource.ca | Contact Us | Partnerships
            For more on Aboriginal history of Alberta, visit Peel’s Prairie Provinces.
Copyright © Heritage Communty Foundation All Rights Reserved