Tipis and Telescopes 2022

Tipis and Telescopes 2022

Indigenous Star Stories for the weekend!

Tipis and Telescopes 2022 - SOLD OUT

Coming all the way from Manitoba, Cree Knowledge Keeper Wilfred Buck has brought Tipis and Telescopes! Everyone is invited to come for a weekend of star stories, ceremony, Indigenous science and community.

Listen to star stories while gazing at the Milky Way under the dark of a new moon, from Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and NASA scientists. Each evening will begin with a Blackfoot, Stoney, Dene, or Cree sweat, open to all, protocols apply. Check out the sun, stars and cosmos through a variety of telescopes (guests are welcome to bring their telescopes too), and through a portable planetarium. Alongside the stars, learn Indigenous traditions, protocols, art and stories in any of the tipis during the day.

Visitors will be able to get a sneak peak of Blackfoot Skies: Makoiyosokoi, in one of the portable planetariums on-site


  • Dates: September 23, 24 & 25
  • Location: The Biogeoscience Institute: Barrier Lake Field Station in Kananaskis Country, Alberta
  • Cost: FREE, but registration is required - REGISTRATION IS NOW SOLD OUT
  • Daytime and nighttime activities - SOLD OUT
  • Limited campsites available, and are on a first come first serve basis - CAMPSITES ARE SOLD OUT
  • Participants will need to bring their own folding chairs.
  • There is no reception for cell phones.


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“Learning science and mathematics through relationships with the land is an ancient process that is holistic, transformational and relevant today.” - Casey Eagle Speaker, Kainai Elder

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