The Papaschase signed onto Treaty 6 on Aug. 21, 1877, and got a reserve on the south side of Edmonton. But Chief Bruneau and his relatives argue they were illegally kicked off and scattered to other communities because the Canadian Pacific Railway wanted the right of way. Their case was headed for trial. But federal lawyers got it thrown out in 2008 on the grounds the Papaschase are not a formally recognized band, and too much time had passed. Bruneau's geneology chart.
By Jan Olson Local artist, poet, teacher and long-time Strathcona resident Jean Carmichael McKenzie designed the sculpture of a blacksmith at work. Her art was inspired by memories of her grandfather John Carmichael who was a pioneer blacksmith in Old Strathcona and by her life-long love of horses. Jean lives in her grandfather’s... Read more »