On Treaty 6 Recognition Day (August 27), the Allendale Community League is proud to be located in Ward papastew Pronunciation: PAH-PAH-STAY-OH.
This name, as well as the other 12 new Indigenous ward names, were gifted to the City of Edmonton by iyiniw iskwewak wihtwawin, an all-female, Indigenous ward naming committee. The names reflect the stories of the Anishinaabe, Blackfoot, Cree, Dene, Inuit, Iroquois (Michel Band), Métis and Sioux Nations and were chosen after much discussion, ceremony and consultation with Elders. The Indigenous ward names are a small but important step in reconciliation and in understanding the history and stories of the many Indigenous nations that were the first residents of Canada.
To find out more about the Indigenous Ward Names project: