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Mosques in Alberta

Tells about the arrival of the Muslim people in Alberta and about the mosques they built (Running Time: 2:08 minutes) Video provided by the Doors Open EduKit, a Heritage Community Foundation project.



A nation is born, a young nation among many older nations and a new nation with a voracious appetite for real estate. The Americans were stretching West as well. Video provided by the Treaty 7: Past and Present, a Heritage Community Foundation project. (Running Time: 2:08 minutes)


Métis Jigging

These Elders are taking part in a traditional Métis jig at National Aboriginal Day 2005 in Edmonton, Alberta. Their dancing is a form of recreation and it helps them stay fit. Video provided by Elders’ Voices, a Heritage Community Foundation project. (Running Time: 47 seconds)


Alberta Moments

Alberta Moments are one-minute, public service announcements (PSAs), written and produced by the Heritage Community Foundation. The clips are based on significant moments in Alberta’s heritage. The Foundation strives to stimulate learning and increase awareness by educating Albertans and Canadians alike in a compelling and inspiring way. It covers subject areas and themes which form the basis of the Foundation’s Alberta Online Encyclopedia, including Aboriginal, culture, education, history, nature, science, and technology. Currently 10 PSAs, nine of which are in English and French, are airing on television stations throughout Alberta in prime and non-prime time. These stations include:

  • Shaw Cable: Edmonton and Calgary

  • ACCESS Learning and Skills Television: Edmonton

  • City-TV: Edmonton and Calgary

  • Global Television: Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat

  • CBC: Edmonton and Calgary

  • CBC Newsworld: Calgary

  • Radio-Canada: Edmonton

Celebrate Heritage

All Albertans — rural and urban — are encouraged to get out and explore their heritage. (Running Time: 59 seconds)


Ukrainian Alberta's Ukrainian Heritage

Shot on location at Alberta’s Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, this PSA recognizes the east central area of Alberta at the end of the 19th century as being the largest settlement of Ukrainians outside of Europe (Running Time: 1:00 minute)


Métis: Our Forefathers’ Paths

Canada’s “forgotten people“ are remembered in highlights from a centennial canoe voyage and cross-country journey. (Running Time: 1:00 minute)



Broadcaster, professor emeritus, and playwright France Levasseur-Ouimet unlocks the door to Alberta’s rich Francophone heritage. (Running Time: 1:00 minute)


Political Beginnings

Inauguration Day, 1 September 1905, is remembered, and Alberta’s first Legislative Assembly meets for the first time in its temporary location at McKay Avenue School. (Running Time: 1:00 minute)


Alex Decoteau

The exceptional life of Alberta’s first Aboriginal police sergeant, Olympic runner, and World War I hero Alex Decoteau is told through animation created by the Aboriginal Training Initiatives 2004/05 class. (Running Time: 1:00 minute)


Doors Open

Based on the successful national and international tourism initiative, Doors Open Alberta celebrates the people, places and architecture of our province. (Running Time: 1:00 minute)


Nature’s Laws

Aboriginal People of all regions in the world traditionally have governed themselves through complex legal codes and other governance tools. This animated introduction was created by the Aboriginal Training Initiatives 2004/05 class. (Running Time: 1:00 minute)


Pow Wow

The meaning and symbolism of the Pow Wow is explored in animation by the Aboriginal Training Initiatives 2004/05 class. (Running Time: 1:00 minute)



To veteran tool push Vern Hunter, Leduc #1 was just another drill site in a long line of dry wells. Vern’s son Don recounts how all that changed on February 13, 1947. (Running Time: 1:00 minute)


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