Learn on the land with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
Learn on the land from Knowledge Keepers and Elders
Lake Minnewanka (Sept 25)
Okotoks Erratic (Oct 2)
Prices vary with each road trip
All children must be accompanied by a guardian who is 18+
You are invited to learn on the land with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers in Morley and on the shores of Lake Minnewanka!
This storytelling experience will involve stopping at two locations for a full-day experience. The journey will start by meeting near Morley, where you will learn about Indigenous Science in a tipi, and walk to a nearby waterfall. Then everyone will drive to Lake Minnewanka, where a Knowledge Keeper will share sacred water stories and knowledge about this significant place.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM MDT
Where: Morley and Lake Minnewanka (Morley is ~ 1 hour from Calgary and Lake Minnewanka is about ~1.5 hours from Calgary.)
Price: $85/car (Up to a cohort of 4 people max with limited capacity for Lake Minnewanka Cruise, recommended for ages 12+ due to the length of this experience, walking distance and access to washrooms. This price does not include a Banff National Park Pass and will be required to drive to Lake Minnewanka.)
Recommended age: 12+
Join Elders and Knowledge Keepers as they share traditional stories and legends about the Bow Valley area near Morley and by the shores of Lake Minnewanka.
You are invited to learn about the significance of the Okotoks Erratic or Ohkotok (meaning Big Rock)!
During this outdoor Indigenous science experience, you will hear Blackfoot stories of Ohkotok from Garret C. Smith, a member of the Piikani and Kainai Tribes, alongside a Blackfoot Elder. How are these stories connected to the Western science stories of the erratic?
When: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM MDT
Where: Okotok Erratic - Big Rock (~1 hour from Calgary, city centre)
Price: $85/car (Up to a cohort of 4, recommended for ages 8+due to the listening involved and length of experience)
Recommended age: 8+
Join Garret C. Smith and Blackfoot Elder as they share traditional stories and Indigenous Science about the Okotoks Erratic Rock also known as Okatokor the Big Rock.
Garret C. Smith is a proud member of the Piikani and Kainai Tribes of the Blackfoot Nation in Southern Alberta, actor, activist, writer and youth support advocate.
A 2013 graduate of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre located in Toronto, Ontario; the former Interim Artistic Director for Making Treaty 7, and is the Founder of the "Mohkinstsis Healing Camp" previously located in downtown Calgary, Alberta.
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