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Miyopimatisowin First Nations, Métis and Inuit Cultural Camp

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Facilitator(s): Jo-Ann Saddleback
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 24, 2018 (5:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Day 2Oct 25, 2018 (7:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Day 3Oct 26, 2018 (7:00 am to 1:00 pm)
(All meals are provided with Gluten free and Vegetarian options available.)
Location: Jasper (The Palisades Centre, Jasper National Park)
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Course code: 19-AB-002

Target Audience

K-12 Teachers

Also Recommended For

School Based Administrators

Please dress appropriately for the Fall weather as many of the activities are outdoors. Participants will want to bring cushions or blankets to sit on during teepee teachings, good walking shoes,Long skirts for women for optional ceremony,and weather appropriate clothing.

About this learning opportunity

Join us on a multi-day journey of discovery that weaves together ceremony, storytelling, art, identity, and learning on the land to build your understanding of indigenous ways of knowing, being, doing and learning. This journey will be led by knowledgeable and experienced facilitators and will walk you through history, contemporary issues, and a deeper understanding of culture and Indigenous knowledge systems - from philosophy to astronomy with many stops along the way to enjoy the good medicine that is the Rocky Mountains and the Palisades at Jasper.

About the Centre:

Location:The Palisades Stewardship Education Centre, Jasper National Park


This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

This session addresses the LQS competency #5: Supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit
This session addresses the TQS competency #5: Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Jo-Ann Saddleback is a passionate advocate of Aboriginal cultural. She worked as a Policy Analyst/Researcher for women’s organizations and Executive Director for Metis Settlements General Council heading up Legal and Governmental Affairs. She also worked as a community developer for several years, travelling across North America developing and delivering workshops on Culture, Health, Roles and Rights of Aboriginal Women and cross-cultural workshops for RCMP, Corrections Canada, Alberta Health, Healthcare workers, Alberta Justice judges and crown prosecutors. She spent years visiting Old People in the First Nations and Metis communities in which she was delivering workshops and remains grateful they have entrusted her to continue to work in communities sharing their wisdom. She taught Cree Studies 101 and 121 about Culture, traditions and Family and Identity at Maskwacis Cultural College while Coordinator of Student Services 




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