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So much people don’t know about Black folk in Alberta. Five Stories:

1) Joseph Lewis (1772-1820)

“Fur trader and voyageur Joseph Lewis, also known as Levy Johnston, arrived in the Indigenous territories now known as Alberta and Saskatchewan circa 1799”…
Joseph Lewis - Black Fur Traders in Canada, by Bertrand Bickersteth (2020):

“Joseph Lewis worked in the fur trade in the western part of Rupert’s Land..He is likely the first Black person on record in the territory that became Saskatchewan and Alberta”…
“The Story of Joseph Lewis:
Diversity is Alberta’s strength” by @Paulatics:

“When you picture voyageurs..our textbooks, our miniseries..novels.. heritage parks, don’t tell the stories of black fur traders in the Canadian West..They’ve just been erased”…
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