The Journey of learning about Indigenous history and culture

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Suncor Edmonton Refinery with a Round Dance.

Journeys, one of Suncor’s employee inclusion networks, was developed by and for employees who want to play a part in advancing Indigenous inclusion at Suncor and create a safe and supportive workplace culture for Indigenous employees.

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day in June, the Edmonton area Journeys team and the Strathcona County Library partnered to present the award-winning documentary film Elder in the Making at the Strathcona County Council Chambers. Producer and director Chris Hsiung was on hand following the screening to talk with the audience. He explained more about the stories behind the film and the conversation covered everything from numbered treaties to residential schools. Elder Duane Mistaken Chief of the Kainai Nation was also a special guest and led the group in a traditional blessing to start the event.

Other activities that Journeys hosted to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Edmonton Refinery and Sherwood Park Suncor Pipelines office included traditional bannock, drummers and dancers.

‘Elder in the Making’ Producer and Director Chris Hsiung and Elder Duane Mistaken Chief fielded questions from the audience following the documentary presentation.

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