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Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community Audio

The following audio was provided by the Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community's various Oral History Projects.

Development of Multiculturalism - Listen as Sab Roncucci talks about his role in the development of multiculturalism in both Alberta and Canada. (Running time: 7:28 minutes) LISTEN

Immigration to Canada - Tony Falcone discusses his father's immigration and how he came to live in Canada. (Running time: 4:05 minutes) LISTEN

Giovanni's Emigration - Louis Protti describes his father's immigration experience. (Running time: 2:23 minutes) LISTEN

The Italian Society and WW2 - In the following excerpt, Mr. Butti talks of war-time experience and Fascism in Edmonton and issue of citizenship. He was investigated because he was President of the Italian Society. He is told that he cannot leave town but points out that his work requires him to do so. (Running Time: 1:47) LISTEN

Elders Voices

Audio provided by Elders Voices, a Heritage Community Foundation project.

Maintaining Métis Culture - Elder Hank Cunningham talks about the importance of maintaining the Métis culture for others to recognize and appreciate. (Running time: 35 seconds) LISTEN

Alberta's Arts Heritage

Audio provided by Alberta's Arts Heritage, a Heritage Community Foundation project.

Ethnicities and Alberta - Dr. Howard Palmer explains why various ethnic groups came to Alberta and how inter-ethnic relationships helped make the province what it is. (Running Time: 2:35) LISTEN

CKUA Radio Network

Audio provide by the CKUA Radio Network archives.

Desmond Tutu - Desmond Tutu's speech, used with Grade 10 Human Rights Essay Lesson. (Running Time: Part 1 - 28:56, Part 2 - 28:02 ) Part 1, Part 2

CKUA's Heritage Trails Moments

CKUA and the Heritage Community Foundation are proud to present these selected vignette series of features about Alberta history. Freelance writer and producer Cheryl Croucher has conducted exhaustive research and extensive interviews to present this entertaining and wide-ranging set of three minute features. Cheryl tells the tales behind historic place-names, shares stories, and recounts the thousands of fascinating events drawn from both the history and pre-history of Alberta.

The Heritage Trails series has been produced with a generous grant from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.

German Immigration to Alberta - As part of the CKUA's “Heritage Trails” radio series, host Cheryl Croucher discusses German immigration to Alberta and the shame many of these immigrants felt after WWII. (Running Time: 2:47 minutes) LISTEN

Mennonite Immigration - As part of the CKUA's “Heritage Trails” radio series, host Cheryl Croucher discusses the Mennonite people and their immigration to Canada based on European persecution. (Running Time: 2:54 minutes) LISTEN

Hutterite Immigration - As part of the CKUA's “Heritage Trails” radio series, host Cheryl Croucher discusses the Hutterites' immigration to North America. (Running Time: 2:57 minutes) LISTEN

The Mission at Saint Albert - CKUA Heritage Trails #330 with host Cheryl Croucher. Through the 1880s and 1890s, the mission at Saint Albert provided a bustling centre for Catholic and Francophone culture in the west.(Running Time: 2:42 minutes) LISTEN

Métis Settlements in Northern and Central Alberta - CKUA Heritage Trails #324 with host Cheryl Croucher. By the mid 1930s, the poorest and most desperate Albertans were those of Métis heritage. After an inquiry into their plight by Justice J.B. Ewing, the government established a number of Métis settlements in northern and central Alberta. (Running Time: 2:58) LISTEN

The Metis, Part Two - CKUA Heritage Trails #325 with host Cheryl Croucher. The Metis, Part Two. After the Métis Rebellion of 1870 was quelled in Manitoba, even more Métis moved west, settling in Alberta along the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers. But the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway signaled the beginning of a new wave of settlement by other ethnic groups. (Running Time: 2:56) LISTEN

Black Settlement - CKUA Heritage Trails #81 with host Cheryl Croucher. Hear about the first black settlement in Alberta and Jefferson Davis Edwards, one of its most important members. Then discover how Amber Valley got its name. Historian Merrily Aubrey explains the importance of Amber Valley as a centre of black settlement in Alberta. (Running Time: 2:16) LISTEN

Early Ukrainian Settlement - As part of the CKUA's Heritage Trails radio series, host Cheryl Croucher discusses early Ukrainian settlement in Alberta, and a settler called Joseph Oleskew. One person who helped Ukrainian farmers emigrate to Western Canada was a man named Joseph Oleskiw. (Running Time: 2:34) LISTEN

Attracting Homesteaders - As part of the CKUA's Heritage Trails radio series, host Cheryl Croucher speaks with historian Pat Meyers about early efforts to attract homesteaders to Alberta. (Running Time: 1:18) LISTEN

Settling Homesteaders - As part of the CKUA's Heritage Trails radio series, host Cheryl Croucher speaks with Pat Myers. After Wilfrid Laurier was elected Prime Minister, the Canadian government launched an aggressive campaign to attract settlers to Canada's west. Thousands of immigrants answered the call to take up homesteads in Alberta. (Running Time: 2:42) LISTEN

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