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Human Relationships with the Natural World

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Human Relationships with the Natural World – The Bison Spirit Land and Fish Creek Provincial Park

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm 
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre – Shannon Terrace, Fish Creek Provincial Park 
(13931 Woodpath Rd. SW – Access via 130 Ave. SW and 37 St. SW)

Presented by Line Laplante, International Indigenous Studies Instructor, University of Calgary and Research Associate with the Arctic Institute of North America

Hundreds of years ago, Aboriginal people followed and hunted the bison for their survival … Archaeological findings reveal a long trail of animal bones that date back to 8,500 -11,000 years ago.— Bison Spirit Land, (Laplante 2013)

The evening’s talk will focus on three areas: 1) Why Fish Creek Provincial Park was selected to be part of the Bison Spirit Land brochure along with the ceremonial protocol necessary to take part in an archaeological dig there; 2) Aboriginal culture and history in the park; and 3) Human relationships with the natural world in terms of interspecies communication and how visitors can renew their spiritual connection with the land and its inhabitants.
– Line Laplante, M.A., B.A., B.A.

Biography: Line is Métis (French/Cree) from the Ottawa Valley, Canada.  She graduated from the University of Calgary with a master’s degree in 2009, specializing in native spirituality. Line is a sessional instructor at UofC, Faculty of Arts’ International Indigenous Studies Program.  She also is a research associate with the Arctic Institute of North America and continues to work as a seasonal worker for the City of Calgary, Parks Division.  Her research interests focus on the spirituality of the earth, indigenous oral stories, and listening paradigms.

Admission: Free to Friends members,  $5 for non-members. 
Registration Required.
Reserve early as space is limited.

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Call 403-238-3841 or email info@friendsoffishcreek.org

Bison photo courtesy of Phil Smith. Image courtesy of the Glenbow Museum:Titian Ramsay Peale, “Bison herd with Pike’s Peak in Background”, ca 1854,oil on canvas, Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada, 61.46.29 

Event Details

September 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $5.00