Kiskinohamakewin Cultural Camp
“Teach & Learn by Doing”
Eight tipis will be raised on the Parkdale School grounds. Knowledge Keepers for each tipi will host ceremonies and traditional teachings for different participants each day.
Day 1 – Bent Arrow Staff & Children Services Partners
Day 2 – Families we serve
Day 3 – Community Agency Partners
Day 4 – Closing Ceremony with all participants
June 17 – Bent Arrow Staff and Children Services Partners
On Friday, Bent Arrow staff and CS partners will have options to participate in ceremonies and traditional teachings supporting their Practice as Ceremony with families.
|8:30am to 9:00am||Morning Pipe Ceremony|
|9:00am to 9:15am||Smudge & Prayer|
|9:20am to 9:45am||Introduction of Guests|
|9:45am to 10:00am||Break|
|10:00am to 11:30am||Dr. Reg Crowshoe|
|11:45am to 12:45pm||Lunch|
|1:00pm to 3:00pm.||Breakout Teachings Tipi’s|
|3:15pm to 4:30pm||Breakout Teachings Tipi’s|
|5:00pm to 8:00pm||Sweat-Tom Snow|
June 18 – Families & Community
On Saturday, general registration is open to the community to participate in ceremonies and traditional teachings supporting their Practice as Ceremony with families.
|9:00am-10:30am||Morning Pipe Ceremony|
|10:30am to 10:45am||Smudge & Prayer|
|10:45am to 12:00pm||Break|
|12:00pm to 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:15pm-4:00pm||Knowledge Holders & Naming Ceremony|
|5:00pm to 8:00pm||Sweat-Chris Yellowbird|
June 20 – Community Agency Partners
On Monday, Community agency partners will have options to participate in ceremonies and traditional teachings supporting their Practice as Ceremony with families.
|8:30am-9:00am||Morning Pipe Ceremony|
|9:00am-9:15am||Smudge and Prayer|
|9:15am-9:30am||Introduction of Guest|
|9:45am-11:15am||Dr. Ralph Boder and Dr. Leona Makokis|
|11:30am to 12:30pm||Lunch|
|12:45pm to 4:30pm||Knowledge Holders|
|5:00pm to 8:00pm||Sweat-Rose Wabasca|
June 21 – Closing Ceremony with all participants
On Tuesday, all participants will have options to participate in closing ceremony and National Indigenous People’s Day festivities.
|8:30am-10:00am||Pipe Ceremony& Ceremonial Feast Giveaway|
|10:00am-1:00pm||National Indigenous People’s Day|
There may be videotaping and photographs taken during the four days, while maintaining respect for ceremonial requirements. Females are requested to wear long skirts (preferable) or bring a wrap-around that can be worn over pants in respect for ceremonial protocols. Cloth for participants attending the sweat will be available on site at a reduced cost.
Women attending the Sweat:
- Out of respect for women, please do not enter or approach the lodge during or for 4 days after the moon time (menses).
- Respect to the ceremony to be clean 4 days prior and 4 days after ceremony to NOT use drugs or alcohol.
- Questions about this protocol should be directed to oskapios (helpers) or elder conducting the sweat lodge.
- Women are expected to wear a long skirt or gown (not see through) and a loose fitted dark t-shirt with a crew neck both in and around the outside of the lodge. Women are encouraged to bring a towel into the lodge.
- Woman have a connection to Mother Earth and are life givers.
- Women enter the lodge on their knees and crawl clockwise to the south of the lodge. Women sit with their legs both to one side or straight out in front with a towel or blanket covering their legs.
- Women do not cross the alter in front of the doorway.
- Women are not to cross the line between the fire and the lodge when the pipes are being filled.
- Mothers who wish to bring in their infants or very small children are encouraged to ask for directions on how best to prepare themselves and their children prior to entering the lodge (for our families or your own children).
- Pregnant women are encouraged to participate after consulting with their doctor.