Indigenous Star Stories for the weekend!
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
Guests can register here, for themselves and additional guests.
No, any guest is welcome to come to all or just one of the days. There are both daytime and nighttime activities and storytelling, and people are invited to come when they can.
There are activities and storytelling happening during the daytime and nighttime throughout the weekend.
If you plan on coming for the daytime, please prep what you need for outdoors; water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, chair and/or blanket, etc.
Tipis and Telescopes is at the BGI Institute: Barrier Lake Field Station in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. A map can be found here.
“Learning science and mathematics through relationships with the land is an ancient process that is holistic, transformational and relevant today.” - Casey Eagle Speaker, Kainai ElderLearn More