#StandwithUkraine

#StandwithUkraine

The Pioneers Association represents the history of the early waves Ukrainian immigrants to Alberta. These people left the Old World partly because they had no country of their own: depending on when and where they left from, they were peasant subjects of the Austrian or Russian Empires, persecuted minorities under Polish or Romanian regimes, or victims of totalitarian Nazi-German, and Soviet regimes.

Today, Ukraine is again in danger of being put under foreign domination. We stand with our relatives in present-day Ukraine. We call on all Albertans to rally with us against the criminal regime of Vladimir Putin.

When attending marches and demonstration it is common to hear the national anthem of Ukraine, “Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished”. This powerful song of defiance and pride unites Ukrainians and their allies across the world. However, many of us brought up in Canada do not know it, and do not read Ukrainian well enough to follow along.

Therefore the Pioneers are making available, free of charge, this simplified version of the anthem in the English alphabet. Please print and distribute it and sing it with pride at all demonstrations against this terrible invasion and in support of Ukraine.

Please note that, due to COIVD-realted delays to our casino dates, and the ongoing humanitarian efforts for Ukraine, our Association has paused all applications for funding of arts and history projects. We will reevaluate our finances in late 2022 before accepting any new applications.

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes!

Товариство Українських Піонерів Альберти

Prosvita project

This project helps build Ukrainian libraries around the world.

Resources

Informational resources about the history of Ukrainians in Alberta.

History

More about the history of the Ukrainian Pioneers Association from 1941 until today.



Get involved

Interested in joining the Pioneers or contributing to one of our projects? Read about how you can get involved.

Donate

If you would like to support our work with a donation, please get in touch with us via email ukrainianpioneers@gmail.com

Funding available!

Are you working on a project related to the history and culture of Ukrainians in Alberta? Click here to find out how we can support you.

The Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta operates on lands inhabited since time immemorial by the ancestors of the First Nations and Métis in Alberta. We recognize that the Ukrainian settlers arrived in Alberta on lands that were already the homeland of other nations, and that our ancestors were pioneers only in being the first Ukrainians here, not the first people. We acknowledge that, though our ancestors were not present at the time of their signing, our place in this province is only possible because of Treaties, and that we Ukrainian-Albertans are therefore a treaty people, with a share in the duty to uphold the Treaty relationship. We seek to rediscover the historical relationships between the Ukrainian and Indigenous communities, and to face the Truth of this history, and to Reconcile with our Indigenous neighbours.
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