- Hudson Bay Company's Fur Trading Fort First Nation Encampment Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Mission
The Hudson Bay Company's fur trading Fort and the First Nations encampment will welcome First Nations and the Métis Nation various cultural activities, demonstration workshops, displays and musical entertainment. Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Mission will be opened with the presence of an interpretor.
Saturday March 4 and Sunday March 5
Opening ceremony and smudging ceremony with Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes and Kelly & Daphne Good Eagle Fiddler Jeremy Gignoux Fiddler James Thurgood Drum circle with Chantal Chagnon & Tristan Wolfgang Fiddler Jeremy Gignoux Fiddler James Thurgood Drum circle with Chantal Chagnon & Tristan Wolfgang Closing ceremony and smudging ceremony with Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes and Kelly & Daphne Good Eagle
Maple Taffy This tradition passed from the First Nations to the French-Canadian will be available for 2$/stick
Al Therrien's Fur Trader Tent Learn about the way Metis trader were living with Al Therrien, an enthusiastic representative of the Metis culture.
Hudson Bay Company's Fur Trading Fort
Smudging Ceremony & Medicine Wheel Teachings; Prayers & Blessing The smudging ceremony is a ritual that is a part of First Nations cultures and will be performed by Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes, while Elders Kelly et Daphne Good Eagle will do prayers and blessing. Each day after the
Marcien Leblanc - Metis Traper Ambassador Learn about the traps and furs traditions of the Metis people with Marcien Leblanc, a dynamic interpreter of the Metis culture.
Finger Weaving - Metis Sashes Fabrication Matthew Hiltermann and Kalyn Kodiak will demonstrate the finger weaving technique used by the Metis in the making of their sashes.
Kalyn is a traditional Metis herbalist and the proud great-great-granddaughter of the famous Metis Medicine Woman of Alberta, Marie Rose Smith. Kalyn first began learning the art of finger weaving, a Metis and First Nations tradition, as her way of reconnecting with her Metis roots.
Drums and Dream catchers display and story telling Presented by Cree8
Drum Circle(in the HBC Fort Courtyard, weather permitting) Chantal Chagnon and Tristan Wolfgang will share the drum circle tradition with the public.
Fiddler Players Jeremy Gignoux and James Thurgood will entertain at the HBC Trading Fort during the day
Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Mission
An heritage interpretor will be present to introduce you to the importance of missionaries during the settlement period of Western Canada.