Trip Activities

The trip portion of the course will take us across southern Alberta for 2 weeks.

We’ll spend time meeting elders such as Sykes Powderface from the Stoney Nakoda nation.

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We’ll visit historic sites such as the McDougall Church.

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Our home for part of the trip will be traditional painted lodges which we will help raise.

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Here, we will sleep, eat, learn from elders and meet members of the Siksika nation.

We’ll take part in a pow wow such as the Siksika pow wow shown here.

Our trip to Blackfoot Crossing will consist of a visit to the museum and the reserve.  Here students survey the damage from the 2013 flood.


Students will also have the opportunity to take part in a number of activities such as a drum making workshop and playing handgames.

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At places like Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump we’ll learn about Indigenous history and culture.

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We’ll also travel to wonderful places such as Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park where we will have a chance to explore the petroglyphs and pictographs.  For fun, we’ll also take a tube ride down the Milk River.

Don’t worry, despite many activities, you’ll of plenty of time to explore on your own, meet new people and relax.


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