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An honouring and celebration of the buffalo of Sunnyside in Mohkinstsis

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Come out to honour and celebrate the Iinii, the buffalo that once were a part of this robust environment. Create beautiful lanterns to carry in procession, watch films, share in song, dance, and story, and celebrate the history of the buffalo of this land. Guided by Blackfoot Elder, Raymond Many Bears with additional stories by Troy Emery Twigg, and lantern-puppets from Iinisikimm a homecoming for the buffalo of Canada. Drumming by Anders Hunter of Eya Hey Nakoda.

Build lanterns in free workshops and join the procession that will end in a round dance.

Friday, September 27, 2019

  • Community lantern making workshop, 6:30 – 9:00pm
  • Bison video screening, 8:30 – 10:00pm

Saturday, September 28, 2019

  • Community lantern-making workshop, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Community gathering, 6:30pm
  • Shared history, blessings, and stories, 7:00pm
  • Procession through neighbourhood with lanterns, 7:30pm
  • Drumming and round dance, 7:50pm
  • Bison film screenings, 8:30pm

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containR is one of Alberta Culture Days 2019 Host Celebration Sites.

September 27 and 28, 2019