June 12-13 2019
"Discover for Yourself"
Miskamaso 2019 is an Indigenous land-based learning symposium, offering up a transformative outdoor learning experience that encompasses Indigenous perspectives, values, and practices.
This multi-day conference honours Indigenous teachings, values, and ways of learning. Teachings will be held in tipis, facilitated by Elders. Participants will gain a deeper understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of:
- Seven Sacred Teachings
- Sacred Fire Teachings and Storytelling
- Opportunities to participate in Pipe Ceremonies and Sweat Lodges
- Re-connect with tradition, culture, and language
- Access to nearly 20 distinguished Indigenous Elders from Treaty 7 Territory and beyond
Elders are the keepers of knowledge and pass their teachings on through spoken language. Values and morals are learned through storytelling, songs, dance and cultural traditions. We are pleased to have the following Elders participate in this year’s conference:
Clarence Wolfleg, Siksika • Bruce Starlight, Tsuut’ina • Deanna Starlight, Tsuut’ina • Martin Heavyhead, Kainai • Pam Heavyhead, Kainai • Ruth Scalplock, Siksika • Francis Melting Tallow, Siksika • Linda Brass, Tsuut’ina • Grant Little Mustache, Kaina • Casey EagleSpeaker, Kainai • Marion Lerat, Kahkewistahaw Cree • Patrick Daigneault, Cree • Patricia Daigneault, Cree • Reg Crowshoe, Piikani • Rose Crowshoe, Piikani • Wallace Alexson, Saulteaux • Florence Alexson, Saulteaux • Lloyd Yellowbird, Cree • Edmee Comstock, Metis • Cindy Daniels, Stoney Nakoda • Violet March, Dene • Blair Thomas, Cree • Perry Lightening, Cree • Trudy Lightening, Cree
Miskamaso, which translates to "discover for yourself" in the Cree language is held in partnership with Children’s Services.
Meet the Elders