Indigenous Science Night - Frequencies
INDIGENOUS SCIENCE NIGHT

FREQUENCIES

MARCH 22 | 5:00 - 10:00 PM

WHAT

Frequency experiments that are so cool, it hertz! 

WHEN

March 22, 2024

5:00 - 10:00 PM

COST

Adults: $10

Children: $5

Free for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) individuals.

AGES

All ages are welcome.

Uplifting and celebrating the depth of science within Indigenous Knowledges. 

Indigenous Science Nights welcome guests of all backgrounds to enjoy Indigenous-focused, one-night-only programming from Knowledge Keepers, speakers, scientists, and artists.

What to expect at this Indigenous Science Night: 

  • Elders and Knowledge Keepers share stories of the first thunder.  
  • Hoop dance and drumming.  
  • Plant Symphony experiments in Steven’s Lab.  
  • Sound Bath experience.  
  • Frequency visualization experiments.  
  • All ages electronic dance party.  
  • Conservation talk from Alberta Native Bee Council.  
  • Hands-on activities for kids.  
  • “Good Vibrations” mini market.  
  • Premium drum-making workshop. 
  • ...and more! 
  • 2-DAY
  • WORKSHOP

Premium Drum Making Workshop

Kim Brothers from Moonstone Creation will guide participants through the process of creating a 10” ceremonial drum from animal hide in this two-day workshop. Drumming assists in tuning into your inner voice and the vibration of Ancestor Earth raises your inner awareness, brings healing, and helps to build community.

Day 1: March 22, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Soaking and cutting hide and making a personalized drumstick.

Day 2: March 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The freshly soaked skin is stretched over a frame and stitched together to complete the drum.

Cost: $150 (Materials included).

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FEATURE ACTIVITIES

  • LOCATION
  • ATRIUM STAGE

Hoop dance and Drumming: Sorrel Rider Drummers (Siksika) and Quentin Pipestem (Tsuut’ina)

Drumming and dancing connect with the heartbeat and vibrations of Ancestor Earth. See and feel the changes and synchronization in frequencies between drum and dance beat. Sorrel Rider is a popular Big Drum group that has performed across the Pow Wow Trail. For over 35 years Quentin has been hoop dancing across Turtle Island and around the world.

8:00 PM

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  • FEATURE GALLERY SOUTH

Sound Bath Experience with Darren and Philip Rea (Cree Métis)

A wordless experience of sound, grounded in Indigenous practices.

Guests sit or recline in a darkened room and ground into Ancestor Earth, bathing in the textures of sound.

15 min sessions take place at:

5:30 PM | 6:00 PM | 6:30 PM | 7:00 PM | 8:00 PM | 8:30 PM | 9:00 PM | 9:30 PM

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  • DIGITAL IMMERSION GALLERY

Intertribal EDM Dance Party  

Calling all dancers! Grab a glowstick and vibe with Indigenous electronic music from Turtle Island and beyond.

8:00 - 10:00 PM

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  • INSPIRATION STAGE

Frequency visualization experiments

Sound visualization technologies, like Rubens tubes and Chladni plates, create complex and mesmerizing patterns from sonic frequencies. Observing the forms of geometry, symmetry, and beauty that emerge from these technologies inspires curiosity about the nature of sound and vibration.

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

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Plant DJ

A collection of plants DJ live music sets! Using highly sensitive electrodes, plant biological signals are measured and translated into pitch. Every note is a real time data point from within the plant. Hear how each plant’s unique personality and rhythm influence the music.

5:00 - 5:30 PM | DJ Shrub

6:00 - 7:00 PM | DJ Tropic

7:30 - 8:00 PM | DJ Succulent

9:00 - 10:00 PM | DJ Salad

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  • ATRIUM

Good Vibrations Mini Market

One-of-a-kind finds from a variety of local sellers: Gourmet honey, art, apparel, baked goods, and more!


Vendors:
Grandpa’s Honey Farm
Alberta Native Bee Council
Tiny Brown Baker
Ancestral Science Podcast

5:00 - 10:00 PM

FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • LOCATION
  • FEATURE GALLERY NORTH

Spark Advisory Circle: Frequencies of Spring

Elders and Knowledge Keepers from the Spark Indigenous Advisory Circle will share stories, experiences, and science in connection with the first thunder; a signal for the land, animals, and plants to wake up from their long winter nap.

7:00 - 8:00 PM

  • LOCATION
  • INSPIRATION STAGE

Ron Mishka (Alberta Native Bee Council) with guest Lee Crowchild (Tsuut’ina): The Buzz on Native Bees

Ron Miksha has researched honeybee and native bee interactions at the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Alberta Native Bee Council Board of Directors and has been writing, teaching, and researching about bees for many years.

Chief Lee Crowchild, a former Xakiji (Chief) of Tsuut'ina First Nation, is an environmentalist, writer, ceremonialist, beekeeper, and a Traditional Knowledge Keeper. The Chief has a strong connection to the Land and a keen interest in and knowledge of the relationship between science and community.

6:00 - 6:45 PM

  • LOCATION
  • FEATURE GALLERY NORTH

Tessa Wolfleg (Siksika) and Tatenda Mambo: Plant Music

Make music with living plants in Stephen’s Lab! Tessa “The Plant Guy” Wolfleg and Tatenda “Fun-Gi” Mambo lend their extensive knowledge of plant biology and communication. Explore your relationship with the more-than-human world and learn more about the biology of these knowledgeable plant ancestors.

8:30 - 9:30 PM

SONIC SUSTENANCE

  • $6

Fibonacci Lemonade

A multi-sensory example of the relationship between the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio. Using golden ratio relative proportions of lemon juice and simple syrup makes a surprisingly delicious lemonade!

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