Explore First Nations’ culture in Edmonton

Edmonton has a rich cultural diversity and these art galleries, restaurants and businesses showcase some of the area’s First Nations culture.

Bearclaw Gallery

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10403 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5

Located along 124 Street’s Gallery Walk, the Bearclaw Gallery showcases Canadian First Nations’ artists, from Mathewsie Iyaituk, Inuit soapstone carver, to Alex Janvier, Dene painter. The gallery was established in 1975, and since then has established itself as one-of-a-kind. Stop by to see what’s new in First Nations’ art.

Alberta Aboriginal Arts

Edmonton, AB T6X 1J9

Founders Christine Sokaymoh Frederick and Ryan Cunningham established Alberta Aboriginal Arts in Edmonton to create a community and support for Aboriginal performing arts. Each year, they produce Rubaboo, a multi-disciplinary arts festival.

Native Delights Aboriginal Cuisine

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10406 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0P7

If you’ve ever wondered what bannock would taste like in burger form, head over to Native Delights. The restaurant puts a fast food spin spin on traditional Aboriginal dishes. In 2013, owner Christopher Gladue started the business as a food truck, and by 2015, he opened a restaurant location on 118th avenue behind NAIT. Native Delights serves up a variety of bannock burgers – think steak, bison or bacon, mushroom and Swiss – fresh cut fries and ‘rez’ dogs, a hot dog served in a bannock bun.

Edmonton’s up-and-coming Highlands neighbourhood is locatedin north-east Edmonton, where a number of unique local businesses are setamongst some of Edmonton’s most historic homes. [Image credit: iStock.com/gpointstudio].
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