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Camp Adventure (Sibbald Lake)

7116 Highway 68, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0

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MISKAMASO 2019

Cree for "discover for yourself"

June 12 - 13, 2019

Dedicated to enhancing the understanding of Indigenous culture and tradition through ceremony and language, this conference incorporates the core values of land-based learning and the Seven Sacred Teachings to enhance the understanding that Children's Services workers, agency staff and community members have on Indigenous ways of being.




About the conference


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
  • Ruth Scalplock, Siksika
  • Francis Melting Tallow, Siksika
  • Linda Brass, Tsuut’ina
  • Grant Little Mustache, Kainai
  • 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

Registration Procedures for Eventbrite:

  • After reading the session information and FAQs, please click on the ‘Register’ button.

  • The full list of sessions are listed as individual tickets.

(Example: Medicine Wheel teachings with…)

  • Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to view all the available sessions.

    • Tickets for June 12th AM will be listed first, then PM and then Sweat Lodge sessions last

    • Tickets for June 13th will be listed further down, AM, then PM and then Sweat Lodge sessions lastly

    • Tickets will state amount of sessions available.

    • Tickets unavailable will be listed in lighter font.

    • If a ticket is unavailable, there will be an incomplete registration.

  • For both days, June 12 and June 13, participants can choose an AM session and a PM session, or alternatively participant can choose the ‘Sweat Lodge’ session which is an all day session.

  • Participants can register in a maximum of 4 sessions.

  • After choosing all sessions, click ‘Register’

  • On the next page a ‘Checkout’ page will appear, fill out the contact information.

    • If you are a Miskamaso Volunteer please select Volunteer option.

    • After completion of ‘Checkout’ page, click ‘Register’.

  • Upon completion of Registration a ‘Thank you’ message will pop up listing your tickets and information about Miskamaso. Participants have the option to click on an additional ‘View tickets’ on the bottom left link.

    • ‘View tickets’: an Eventbrite use profile will pop up listing tickets and information about Miskamaso or other Eventbrite events you are registered for.


Check-In at Miskamaso:

Please check-in at the Registration booth.

Registration is open daily at site from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM



FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is a family event. Children are welcome to participate and attend. Parents are responsible for their children, childcare will not be provided.

ID is not required. You will receive a confirmation package detailing your registration and sessions after you register online.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Carpooling is encouraged. There is limited parking on the east entrance and along the main road to the campground. Parking attendants will be onsite to directing traffic and parking.

What should I bring?

  • Clothing appropriate for mountain weather
  • Water bottle - there will be water stations on-site for you to fill-up your water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Chair
  • Provisions - a light lunch and snacks will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please bring your own food provisions


In accordance with ceremonial protocols, women attending the teachings must wear a long skirt or bring a blanket to wrap themselves with. There will also be a designated women's sweat lodge.

Sweat Lodge:

* Towel

* Shorts for male

* Long dress, nightgown or long skirt for females

* Tobacco offering (gift for the Elder recommended) and cloth prints in various colours

This is a family event. Drugs and alcohol are prohibited onsite. Participants must abstain from substances four days prior to the event.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, you can email us at: Autumn.EagleSpeaker@pathwayscsa.org

What's the refund policy?

This is a free event. You must, however, register in advance.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, bring your printed ticket, there is no internet access available onsite.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

To transfer tickets, please contact Autumn.EagleSpeaker@pathwayscsa.org

Seating is limited for each session. We are not able to add participants to a session if it is full.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Registration should match the ticket with the person who attends, if things change, please contact Autumn.EagleSpeaker@pathwayscsa.org


Health & Safety

First aid attendants will be on site throughout the event and will be equipped to handle safety protocol or contact emergency services if necessary.


Can I bring my pet?

For the safety of your pet and guests attending the event, please leave your pets at home. This is a pet-free event.


Air Quality Advisory:

Please be advised, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of the province, including Calgary, warning of poor air quality as smoke drifts southward from wildfires in northern Alberta.

In the event of a high rating of (7+) of poor air quality, we will notifiy all participants 24 hours prior to the event on June 11th ​of event cancellation. Participants will be notified via email and updates will be posted on our website and social media. Please be sure to check our website regularly for updates.​ If you have any questions, please contact Autumn.EagleSpeaker@pathwayscsa.org

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Camp Adventure (Sibbald Lake)

7116 Highway 68, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0

AB

Canada

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