Trip Activities

The trip portion of the course will take us across southern Alberta for 1.5 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.

flood

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

drum 1handgames

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

buffalobuffalo jump

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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