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End Poverty: Carola Cunningham and Culture Associations

end poverty: Advocates have long argued that Indigenous people should have a cultural centre the German and Polish Culture Associations both do, for example and plans for a facility were eventually included in End Poverty Edmonton's five-year road map to end poverty, according to Toronto Star. The plan got city council approval back in May 2016, along with 1.3 million in funding for the design phase. In our communities when someone passes away, we like to have wakes and we need a large space and we need to be able to burn our medicines and practice our traditional ways, so it could facilitate events like that, said Carola Cunningham, a community member of the Indigenous steering committee. Public consultation for the project started Thursday at the Canadian Native Friendship Centre, where organizers hoped to get feedback about what the community would like to see included. The Centre could be a showcase for showing the rest of the world different Indigenous tribal ways of being, she said. Article Continued Below Cunningham pointed out there are many different Indigenous groups in the city, and said the facility would need to be big and versatile enough to include space for all as they all have different ways of doing their ceremonies. ( As reported in the news.