Bows & Arrows, Stories & Math

Bows & Arrows, Stories & Math

To weave together Indigenous & Western Science, on the land and within the community.


Bows & Arrows, Stories & Math

1. July 23, 24, & 30

2. August 3, 4, & 10

Hosted on Îyârhe Nakoda Lands.

By invitation only, priority to

Îyârhe Nakoda Youth

Bows & Arrows, Stories & Math

TELUS Spark Science Centre, alongside the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), is supporting the Îyârhe Nakoda Youth to learn about Bows & Arrows, Stories & Math. The Youth of Îyârhe Nakoda will get to create bows and arrows using traditional materials, stories, and methods taught by Îyârhe Nakoda Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and Mechatronics and Product Designer, as to bring together Indigenous Knowledge and Western science, engineering, and math.

August Workshop

  • Dates: August 3, 4, & 10
  • Lunch Provided
  • Gas cards provided (one per vehicle)
  • Finial Celebration: August 26, 2021

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn about Bows & Arrows from the Îyârhe Nakoda Elders and Knowledge Keepers, using traditional knowledge, stories, and materials.
  • Highlight the importance of multiple ways of knowing math and science, as Indigenous knowledge and Western science come together.

These workshops are not open to the public, and are by invitation only, priority to Îyârhe Nakoda Youth.

For more information please contact Daryl Kootenay at [email protected], or Savannah Poirier at [email protected]

Final Celebration

On August 26, everyone will be invited to the Indigenous Science Event that will showcase what these youth learned during these workshops! People are invited to hear about what they learned about traditional stories and engineering, and see bow and arrow demonstrations. Come join the Youth, Leaders, and Knowledge Keepers from this project, and experience how Indigenous Knowledge and Western science come together.

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