Amber Valley

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About 100 km North of Edmonton is Amber Valley, one of the first all-Black settlements in Canada. Arriving in 1909, the pioneers of this community battled the elements and racism to not only survive but thrive.
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In the early days of the last century, hundreds of names of Black farmers and business people from the US were entered into immigration logs at Emerson, Manitoba.

By Cheryl Foggo


Geographically, Amber Valley is located north of Edmonton and specifically lies between Athabasca and Lac La Biche.