Register For A Pre-Conference Field Trip
Discover a unique cultural learning experience and a glimpse of “pre-contact” customs in what is now called Alberta.
Nakoda Îtipi and Ryder Style Craft from Eden Valley in the Stoney Nakoda First Nation will share two pre-conference workshops: a tipi-raising in the morning and a tipi-lowering in the afternoon. Through both, you’ll experience teepee teachings and Star Knowledge, based on an ancient concept known to early man: “As above, So below”, and which were, for a time, outlawed by the Canadian federal government.
The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity's Land Acknowledgment
We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, in the beautiful and special territory of Treaty 7. We recognize the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, Tsuut’ina Nations, and Métis from Region 3, who help us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.