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Council should consider provincial and federal funding to cover cost of additional indoor gathering space at Kihciy Askiy, report says –

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201871 Views

June 24, 2018

EDMONTON—Administration is asking the city to speak to provincial and federal governments to fund the additional indoor gathering space in a first-of-its-kind Indigenous ceremonial site, Kihciy Askiy.

A report going to council on Tuesday is recommending Mayor Don Iveson write letters to the provincial and federal governments to ask for either partial or full funding to cover the $700,000 cost of an additional heated indoor gathering space to make Kihciy Askiy (pronounced Kee-chee-As-kee), which is set to be built on former location of Fox Farms this fall, usable year long.

In 2017, Native Counselling Services of Alberta asked the city for an additional indoor heated space. Council supported the idea, asking them to secure additional funding and to provide a detailed update on the business plan for the site.

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