Edmonton’s Historian Laureate

The Historian Laureate works closely with the Edmonton Historical Board and the Edmonton Heritage Council, which jointly administer the City’s Historian Laureate program.

Amber Paquette is Edmonton's current Historian Laureate, selected by the Edmonton Historical Board and the Edmonton Heritage Council following an open application process.

Historian Laureate Activities

About Amber Paquette

Amber Paquette is a Métis multi-disciplinary artist, film-maker and Indigenous People's interpreter born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Her life's passion and work have long been inspired by the rich history and culture of her family.

Amber has worked professionally as a historian, story-teller and Indigenous People's Interpreter with Fort Edmonton Park for several years. Her work with the public has centred on the daily re-enactment of Edmonton's historic Fur Trade era and Indigenous culture and traditions.

Amber can trace her ancestry back to many of the prolific founders of early Fort Edmonton - Cree, Iroquois, French and Scottish fur traders who played a pivotal role in the city's birth. 

As Historian Laureate, Amber will introduce Edmontonians to many local stories and characters through a series of short documentary films. Amber hopes to inspire Edmontonians to foster a deeper connection with their city and the places they call home, while paying homage to the incredible contributions of her First Nations and Métis ancestors.