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Bettering the lives of the Aboriginal community and educating the non-Aboriginal community in cultural awareness since 1962

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre (CNFC) helps aboriginal newcomers in Edmonton with referral services, social events and recreational programs.
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Online nehiyawewin: Cree Language Classes - Canadian Native Friendship Centre   

Mondays & Wednesdays (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)


Whether you want to reconnect to your ancestral language or learn a language from the territory, this is the class for you. This class is offered in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library and is suitable for beginners and those with previous language knowledge.

This is a free registered, online class where you will also connect with community members and make new friends through a shared passion for language revitalization.

Since this class is now being offered through an online platform. To receive a link and passcode to the online class via, please register with name and email address and instructions will be sent to you on the day of the session.

To register click on the link:                           

Classes online until June 24, 2020




Become a Canadian Native Friendship Centre Member

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre's current memberships will run from April 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Membership cost is $3.00 and will be waived to those who volunteer at one of our Bingo and/or other fundraising events.  In order to vote at any General or Special Meeting, including the Annual General Meeting, membership must have been purchased 30 days in advance of the meeting. Annual General Meeting will be scheduled for August 2020, date to be confirmed.  May 14th, 2020 was the last day to apply for our free membership during the Covid-19 Pandemic.


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