O-DAY'MIN

The bylaw approving the new ward boundaries and Indigenous Ward Names
was passed by Council on December 7, 2020.

Indigenous language of origin:
Anishinaabe
Name meaning:
Strawberry or Heart-berry
Diction:
Oh-DAY-min

Name explanation:

O-day’min, the strawberry, or heart berry, represents the heart of Edmonton, amiskwaciwâskahikan. The stem of the heart represents the North Saskatchewan River, the vessels are the waterways, while the veins make up the blood (people). The roots (veins) of the strawberry represent the different cultures that now make up the city. The O-day’min is a traditional medicine that guided the Anishinaabe (people with the shared culture and language of the Algonquian tribes) understanding of the deep connection between mind, body, spirit and emotions. Anishinaabe peoples are found across Canada, and in Alberta have been referred to as the Saulteaux. The O’Chiese First Nation near Rocky Mountain House is home to Anishinaabe peoples.

The heart through which the North Saskatchewan River runs.

Neighbourhoods in the O-day’min Ward.

Blatchford Area

Central McDougall

McCauley

Prince Rupert

Riverdale

Spruce Avenue

Westwood
Boyle Street

Downtown

Oliver
Queen Mary Park
Rossdale
Westmount